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Chinese broccoli vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese broccoli and Ginger

  • Chinese broccoli is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Chinese broccoli covers your daily Vitamin K needs 71% more than Ginger.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 9 times more Folate than Ginger. While Chinese broccoli contains 99µg of Folate, Ginger contains only 11µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Broccoli, chinese, cooked 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
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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 +464%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
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 +464%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Ginger Opinion
Calories 22kcal 80kcal Ginger
Protein 1.14g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.72g 0.75g Ginger
Vitamin C 28.2mg 5mg Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 1.31g 15.77g Ginger
Carbs 3.81g 17.77g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.56mg 0.6mg Ginger
Calcium 100mg 16mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261mg 415mg Ginger
Magnesium 18mg 43mg Ginger
Sugar 0.84g 1.7g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.5g 2g Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061mg 0.226mg Ginger
Zinc 0.39mg 0.34mg Chinese broccoli
Starch g g
Phosphorus 41mg 34mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 7mg 13mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638IU 0IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg 0.26mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.025mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.034mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.16mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg 0.1µg Chinese broccoli
Folate 99µg 11µg Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.203g Chinese broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.154g Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
48
Chinese broccoli
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
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 food.
Protein
7%
Chinese broccoli
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
18%
Ginger
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli 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 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

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

  1. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.