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Celtuce vs. Purslane — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Celtuce and Purslane

  • Celtuce has more Manganese, and Folate, however, Purslane has more Iron, Magnesium, and Copper.
  • Purslane's daily need coverage for Iron is 18% more.
  • Celtuce has 4 times more Folate than Purslane. Celtuce has 46µg of Folate, while Purslane has 12µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Celtuce, raw and Purslane, 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 less Sodium -75.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Manganese +127.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +261.8%
Contains more Magnesium +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Copper +182.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 21% 20% 17% 30% 2% 8% 14% 90% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 75% 49% 19% 44% 6% 5% 38% 40% 5%
Contains less Sodium -75.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Manganese +127.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +261.8%
Contains more Magnesium +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Copper +182.5%
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 A +165.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +408.3%
Contains more Folate +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 210% 0% 0% 65% 14% 17% 11% 11% 12% 35% 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 80% 0% 0% 70% 12% 26% 9% 3% 17% 9% 0% 7% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +165.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +408.3%
Contains more Folate +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +138.8%
Contains more Fats +20%
Contains more Other +94.3%
Equal in Carbs - 3.39
Equal in Water - 92.86
4% 95%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 3.65 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 0.7 g
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 2.03 g
Fats: 0.36 g
Carbs: 3.39 g
Water: 92.86 g
Other: 1.36 g
Contains more Protein +138.8%
Contains more Fats +20%
Contains more Other +94.3%
Equal in Carbs - 3.39
Equal in Water - 92.86

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celtuce Purslane Opinion
Net carbs 1.95g 3.39g Purslane
Protein 0.85g 2.03g Purslane
Fats 0.3g 0.36g Purslane
Carbs 3.65g 3.39g Celtuce
Calories 18kcal 20kcal Purslane
Fiber 1.7g Celtuce
Calcium 39mg 65mg Purslane
Iron 0.55mg 1.99mg Purslane
Magnesium 28mg 68mg Purslane
Phosphorus 39mg 44mg Purslane
Potassium 330mg 494mg Purslane
Sodium 11mg 45mg Celtuce
Zinc 0.27mg 0.17mg Celtuce
Copper 0.04mg 0.113mg Purslane
Manganese 0.688mg 0.303mg Celtuce
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 3500IU 1320IU Celtuce
Vitamin A RAE 175µg Celtuce
Vitamin C 19.5mg 21mg Purslane
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.047mg Celtuce
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.112mg Purslane
Vitamin B3 0.55mg 0.48mg Celtuce
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.036mg Celtuce
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.073mg Purslane
Folate 46µg 12µg Celtuce
Choline 12.8mg Purslane
Tryptophan 0.006mg Celtuce
Threonine 0.039mg Celtuce
Isoleucine 0.055mg Celtuce
Leucine 0.052mg Celtuce
Lysine 0.055mg Celtuce
Methionine 0.01mg Celtuce
Phenylalanine 0.036mg Celtuce
Valine 0.046mg Celtuce
Histidine 0.015mg Celtuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Celtuce Purslane
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
29%
Celtuce
18%
Purslane
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Celtuce
30%
Purslane

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Purslane
Purslane is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Celtuce
Celtuce contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
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 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. Celtuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169990/nutrients
  2. Purslane - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169274/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.