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Cardoon vs. Lambsquarters — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cardoon and Lambsquarters?

  • Cardoon is richer in Folate, yet Lambsquarters are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Lambsquarters' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 87% higher.
  • Cardoon has 2 times more Folate than Lambsquarters. Cardoon has 68µg of Folate, while Lambsquarters have 30µg.

We used Cardoon, raw and Lambsquarters, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +23.5%
Contains more Calcium +341.4%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +213%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Contains more Zinc +158.8%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Contains more Manganese +205.5%
Contains more Selenium +350%
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 93% 45% 25% 31% 40% 6% 12% 98% 102% 5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Calcium +341.4%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +213%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Contains more Zinc +158.8%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Contains more Manganese +205.5%
Contains more Selenium +350%

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 +267.4%
Contains more Folate +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.2%
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 696% 0% 0% 267% 40% 102% 23% 6% 64% 23% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +267.4%
Contains more Folate +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +11.5%
Contains more Protein +500%
Contains more Fats +700%
Contains more Carbs +79.4%
Contains more Other +200.9%
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
4% 7% 84% 3%
Protein: 4.2 g
Fats: 0.8 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 84.3 g
Other: 3.4 g
Contains more Water +11.5%
Contains more Protein +500%
Contains more Fats +700%
Contains more Carbs +79.4%
Contains more Other +200.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +733.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +756.1%
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
11% 27% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.059 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.15 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.351 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +733.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +756.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cardoon Lambsquarters
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins 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 Cardoon Lambsquarters Opinion
Net carbs 2.47g 3.3g Lambsquarters
Protein 0.7g 4.2g Lambsquarters
Fats 0.1g 0.8g Lambsquarters
Carbs 4.07g 7.3g Lambsquarters
Calories 17kcal 43kcal Lambsquarters
Fiber 1.6g 4g Lambsquarters
Calcium 70mg 309mg Lambsquarters
Iron 0.7mg 1.2mg Lambsquarters
Magnesium 42mg 34mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 23mg 72mg Lambsquarters
Potassium 400mg 452mg Lambsquarters
Sodium 170mg 43mg Lambsquarters
Zinc 0.17mg 0.44mg Lambsquarters
Copper 0.231mg 0.293mg Lambsquarters
Manganese 0.256mg 0.782mg Lambsquarters
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Lambsquarters
Vitamin A 0IU 11600IU Lambsquarters
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 580µg Lambsquarters
Vitamin C 2mg 80mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.16mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.44mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 1.2mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.092mg Cardoon
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.274mg Lambsquarters
Folate 68µg 30µg Cardoon
Tryptophan 0.038mg Lambsquarters
Threonine 0.163mg Lambsquarters
Isoleucine 0.253mg Lambsquarters
Leucine 0.35mg Lambsquarters
Lysine 0.354mg Lambsquarters
Methionine 0.049mg Lambsquarters
Phenylalanine 0.166mg Lambsquarters
Valine 0.226mg Lambsquarters
Histidine 0.116mg Lambsquarters
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.059g Cardoon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.15g Lambsquarters
Polyunsaturated fat 0.041g 0.351g Lambsquarters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardoon Lambsquarters
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
94%
Lambsquarters
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Cardoon
45%
Lambsquarters

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters contains less Sodium (difference - 127mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
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. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/nutrients
  2. Lambsquarters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169244/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.