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Butterbur vs. Lotus root — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Butterbur and Lotus root

  • Butterbur has more Calcium, however, Lotus root is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Lotus root covers your daily Copper needs 17% more than Butterbur.
  • Lotus root has 2 times less Calcium than Butterbur. Butterbur has 103mg of Calcium, while Lotus root has 45mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Lotus root, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -82.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +1060%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Copper +149.5%
Equal in Manganese - 0.261
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 44% 17% 43% 50% 6% 11% 86% 35% 4%
Contains more Calcium +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -82.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +1060%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Copper +149.5%
Equal in Manganese - 0.261

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1078.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +168.8%
Contains more Folate +30%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 147% 40% 51% 8% 23% 60% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1078.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +168.8%
Contains more Folate +30%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +19.5%
Contains more Other +50.5%
Contains more Protein +566.7%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +377.3%
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
3% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 17.23 g
Water: 79.1 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Water +19.5%
Contains more Other +50.5%
Contains more Protein +566.7%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +377.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Lotus root
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Lotus root Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 12.33g Lotus root
Protein 0.39g 2.6g Lotus root
Fats 0.04g 0.1g Lotus root
Carbs 3.61g 17.23g Lotus root
Calories 14kcal 74kcal Lotus root
Fiber 4.9g Lotus root
Calcium 103mg 45mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 1.16mg Lotus root
Magnesium 14mg 23mg Lotus root
Phosphorus 12mg 100mg Lotus root
Potassium 655mg 556mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 40mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.39mg Lotus root
Copper 0.103mg 0.257mg Lotus root
Manganese 0.274mg 0.261mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 0.7µg Butterbur
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Butterbur
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Butterbur
Vitamin C 31.5mg 44mg Lotus root
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.16mg Lotus root
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.22mg Lotus root
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Lotus root
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.377mg Lotus root
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.258mg Lotus root
Folate 10µg 13µg Lotus root
Tryptophan 0.02mg Lotus root
Threonine 0.051mg Lotus root
Isoleucine 0.054mg Lotus root
Leucine 0.069mg Lotus root
Lysine 0.094mg Lotus root
Methionine 0.022mg Lotus root
Phenylalanine 0.047mg Lotus root
Valine 0.055mg Lotus root
Histidine 0.038mg Lotus root
Saturated Fat 0.03g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g Lotus root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.02g Lotus root

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Lotus root
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Butterbur
26%
Lotus root
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
30%
Lotus root

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lotus root
Lotus root is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/nutrients
  2. Lotus root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169250/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.