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Cardoon vs. Dandelion greens — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cardoon and Dandelion greens different?

  • Cardoon is higher in Folate, and Copper, however, Dandelion greens are richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Dandelion greens is 56% higher.
  • Cardoon contains 3 times more Folate than Dandelion greens. While Cardoon contains 68µg of Folate, Dandelion greens contain only 27µg.

Cardoon, raw and Dandelion greens, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +35.1%
Contains more Calcium +167.1%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Potassium - 397
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 57% 117% 26% 29% 36% 10% 12% 57% 45% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +35.1%
Contains more Calcium +167.1%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Potassium - 397

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 B5 +302.4%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +168.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.4%
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 610% 69% 0% 117% 48% 60% 16% 6% 58% 21% 0% 20% 1946%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +302.4%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +168.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +285.7%
Contains more Fats +600%
Contains more Carbs +126%
Contains more Other +59.3%
Equal in Water - 85.6
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
3% 9% 86% 2%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 9.2 g
Water: 85.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Protein +285.7%
Contains more Fats +600%
Contains more Carbs +126%
Contains more Other +59.3%
Equal in Water - 85.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +646.3%
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
35% 3% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.17 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.306 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +646.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardoon Dandelion greens Opinion
Net carbs 2.47g 5.7g Dandelion greens
Protein 0.7g 2.7g Dandelion greens
Fats 0.1g 0.7g Dandelion greens
Carbs 4.07g 9.2g Dandelion greens
Calories 17kcal 45kcal Dandelion greens
Sugar 0.71g Cardoon
Fiber 1.6g 3.5g Dandelion greens
Calcium 70mg 187mg Dandelion greens
Iron 0.7mg 3.1mg Dandelion greens
Magnesium 42mg 36mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 23mg 66mg Dandelion greens
Potassium 400mg 397mg Cardoon
Sodium 170mg 76mg Dandelion greens
Zinc 0.17mg 0.41mg Dandelion greens
Copper 0.231mg 0.171mg Cardoon
Manganese 0.256mg 0.342mg Dandelion greens
Selenium 0.2µg 0.5µg Dandelion greens
Vitamin A 0IU 10161IU Dandelion greens
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 508µg Dandelion greens
Vitamin E 3.44mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin C 2mg 35mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.19mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.26mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.806mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.084mg Cardoon
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.251mg Dandelion greens
Folate 68µg 27µg Cardoon
Choline 35.3mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin K 778.4µg Dandelion greens
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.17g Cardoon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.014g Cardoon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.041g 0.306g Dandelion greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardoon Dandelion greens
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
9%
Cardoon
228%
Dandelion greens
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Cardoon
39%
Dandelion greens

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens contains less Sodium (difference - 94mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
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 ($)
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. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/nutrients
  2. Dandelion greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169226/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.