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Cardoon vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cardoon and Chicory

  • Cardoon has more Copper, Folate, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Calcium, while Chicory has more Fiber.
  • Cardoon covers your daily need of Copper 20% more than Chicory.
  • Cardoon contains 85 times more Sodium than Chicory. While Cardoon contains 170mg of Sodium, Chicory contains only 2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cardoon, raw and Chicory, witloof, 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 +268.4%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Copper +352.9%
Contains more Manganese +156%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Equal in Selenium - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 27% 30% 10% 36% 23% 5% 77% 34% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Copper +352.9%
Contains more Manganese +156%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Equal in Selenium - 0.2

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 B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.2%
Contains more Folate +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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% 7% 5% 7% 6% 21% 27% 51% 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 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.2%
Contains more Folate +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +135.4%
Contains more Protein +28.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Carbs - 4
Equal in Water - 94.52
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Other +135.4%
Contains more Protein +28.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Carbs - 4
Equal in Water - 94.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +800%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.044
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +800%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.044

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardoon Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 2.47g 0.9g Cardoon
Protein 0.7g 0.9g Chicory
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 4.07g 4g Cardoon
Calories 17kcal 17kcal
Fiber 1.6g 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 70mg 19mg Cardoon
Iron 0.7mg 0.24mg Cardoon
Magnesium 42mg 10mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 23mg 26mg Chicory
Potassium 400mg 211mg Cardoon
Sodium 170mg 2mg Chicory
Zinc 0.17mg 0.16mg Cardoon
Copper 0.231mg 0.051mg Cardoon
Manganese 0.256mg 0.1mg Cardoon
Selenium 0.2µg 0.2µg
Vitamin A 0IU 29IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Chicory
Vitamin C 2mg 2.8mg Chicory
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.062mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.027mg Cardoon
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.16mg Cardoon
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.145mg Cardoon
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.042mg Cardoon
Folate 68µg 37µg Cardoon
Tryptophan 0.016mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.022mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.024g Cardoon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.002g Cardoon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.041g 0.044g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cardoon Chicory
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
9%
Cardoon
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Cardoon
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardoon
Cardoon is relatively richer in minerals
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 vitamins?
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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. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/nutrients
  2. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.