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Chicory vs. Ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chicory and Ginger?

  • Chicory is higher in Folate, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 19% more.
  • Chicory has 3 times more Folate than Ginger. While Chicory has 37µg of Folate, Ginger has only 11µg.

We used Chicory, witloof, raw and Ginger root, raw types 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.
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Ginger
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Manganese +129%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Manganese +129%
Contains more Selenium +250%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%
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%
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% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Ginger
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Protein +102.2%
Contains more Fats +650%
Contains more Carbs +344.3%
Contains more Other +60.4%
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Protein +102.2%
Contains more Fats +650%
Contains more Carbs +344.3%
Contains more Other +60.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Ginger
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 0.9g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.1g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 4g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 17kcal 80kcal Ginger
Sugar 1.7g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 2g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 16mg Chicory
Iron 0.24mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 10mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 26mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 211mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 2mg 13mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.051mg 0.226mg Ginger
Manganese 0.1mg 0.229mg Ginger
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Ginger
Vitamin A 29IU 0IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin E 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.025mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 37µg 11µg Chicory
Choline 28.8mg Ginger
Vitamin K 0.1µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.012mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.051mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.035mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.005mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.041mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.015mg 0.03mg Ginger
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.203g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Ginger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
6%
Chicory
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
23%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.179g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.