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Cassava vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cassava and Ginger

  • Cassava has more Vitamin C, Manganese and Vitamin B1, however Ginger is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium.
  • Cassava covers your daily Vitamin C needs 17% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger has 3 times less Vitamin B1 than Cassava. Cassava has 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, while Ginger has 0.025mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cassava, raw and Ginger 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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6
Ginger
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Equal in Sodium - 13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Equal in Sodium - 13

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Cassava
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
14
Cassava
24
Ginger

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
8%
Cassava
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Cassava
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cassava Ginger
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Cassava Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (1.7 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cassava Ginger Opinion
Calories 160 80 Cassava
Protein 1.36 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.28 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 20.6 5 Cassava
Carbs 38.06 17.77 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.6 Ginger
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 271 415 Ginger
Magnesium 21 43 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 1.7
Fiber 1.8 2 Ginger
Copper 0.1 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.34
Starch
Phosphorus 27 34 Ginger
Sodium 14 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 13 0 Cassava
Vitamin E 0.19 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.025 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048 0.034 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854 0.75 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107 0.203 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.088 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 0.1 Cassava
Folate 27 11 Cassava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.074 0.203 Cassava
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.019 0.012 Cassava
Threonine 0.028 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.027 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.039 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.044 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.011 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.026 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.035 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.02 0.03 Ginger
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.