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Butterbur vs. Pumpkin leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Butterbur and Pumpkin leaves

  • Butterbur is richer in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Calcium, yet Pumpkin leaves are richer in Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Pumpkin leaves is 27% higher.
  • Butterbur contains 3 times more Vitamin C than Pumpkin leaves. Butterbur contains 31.5mg of Vitamin C, while Pumpkin leaves contain 11mg.

Food types used in this article are Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Pumpkin leaves, 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 +164.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Iron +2120%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +766.7%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains more Manganese +29.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
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 12% 84% 28% 45% 39% 2% 6% 45% 47% 5%
Contains more Calcium +164.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Iron +2120%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +766.7%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains more Manganese +29.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

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 C +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3784%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +260%
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 117% 0% 0% 37% 24% 30% 18% 3% 48% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3784%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +260%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +54.9%
Contains more Other +17.7%
Contains more Protein +707.7%
Contains more Fats +900%
Equal in Water - 92.88
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
3% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 2.33 g
Water: 92.88 g
Other: 1.24 g
Contains more Carbs +54.9%
Contains more Other +17.7%
Contains more Protein +707.7%
Contains more Fats +900%
Equal in Water - 92.88

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Pumpkin leaves Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 2.33g Butterbur
Protein 0.39g 3.15g Pumpkin leaves
Fats 0.04g 0.4g Pumpkin leaves
Carbs 3.61g 2.33g Butterbur
Calories 14kcal 19kcal Pumpkin leaves
Calcium 103mg 39mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 2.22mg Pumpkin leaves
Magnesium 14mg 38mg Pumpkin leaves
Phosphorus 12mg 104mg Pumpkin leaves
Potassium 655mg 436mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 11mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.2mg Pumpkin leaves
Copper 0.103mg 0.133mg Pumpkin leaves
Manganese 0.274mg 0.355mg Pumpkin leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 50IU 1942IU Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 97µg Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin C 31.5mg 11mg Butterbur
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.094mg Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.128mg Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.92mg Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.042mg Pumpkin leaves
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.207mg Pumpkin leaves
Folate 10µg 36µg Pumpkin leaves
Tryptophan 0.041mg Pumpkin leaves
Threonine 0.156mg Pumpkin leaves
Isoleucine 0.156mg Pumpkin leaves
Leucine 0.318mg Pumpkin leaves
Lysine 0.2mg Pumpkin leaves
Methionine 0.054mg Pumpkin leaves
Phenylalanine 0.171mg Pumpkin leaves
Valine 0.181mg Pumpkin leaves
Histidine 0.05mg Pumpkin leaves
Saturated Fat 0.207g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052g Pumpkin leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.022g Pumpkin leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Pumpkin leaves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
23%
Pumpkin leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
31%
Pumpkin leaves

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin leaves
Pumpkin leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin leaves
Pumpkin leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.207g)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Pumpkin leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169272/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.