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Chrysanthemum vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chrysanthemum and Chicory different?

  • Chrysanthemum is higher than Chicory in Manganese, Folate, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chrysanthemum covers your daily need of Manganese 37% more than Chicory.
  • Chrysanthemum contains 116 times more Vitamin A RAE than Chicory. Chrysanthemum contains 116µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chicory contains 1µg.

Chrysanthemum, garland, raw and Chicory, witloof, raw types were used 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.
Contains more Calcium +515.8%
Contains more Iron +854.2%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%
Contains more Potassium +168.7%
Contains more Zinc +343.8%
Contains more Copper +168.6%
Contains more Manganese +843%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 86% 23% 24% 51% 16% 20% 46% 123% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Calcium +515.8%
Contains more Iron +854.2%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%
Contains more Potassium +168.7%
Contains more Zinc +343.8%
Contains more Copper +168.6%
Contains more Manganese +843%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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 +7900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +231.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +319%
Contains more Folate +378.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 140% 0% 0% 5% 33% 34% 10% 14% 41% 133% 0% 0% 875%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +7900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +231.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +319%
Contains more Folate +378.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +273.3%
Contains more Fats +460%
Contains more Other +245.8%
Contains more Carbs +32.5%
Equal in Water - 94.52
3% 3% 91%
Protein: 3.36 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 3.02 g
Water: 91.4 g
Other: 1.66 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Protein +273.3%
Contains more Fats +460%
Contains more Other +245.8%
Contains more Carbs +32.5%
Equal in Water - 94.52

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chrysanthemum Chicory
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Chrysanthemum Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 0.02g 0.9g Chicory
Protein 3.36g 0.9g Chrysanthemum
Fats 0.56g 0.1g Chrysanthemum
Carbs 3.02g 4g Chicory
Calories 24kcal 17kcal Chrysanthemum
Fiber 3g 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 117mg 19mg Chrysanthemum
Iron 2.29mg 0.24mg Chrysanthemum
Magnesium 32mg 10mg Chrysanthemum
Phosphorus 54mg 26mg Chrysanthemum
Potassium 567mg 211mg Chrysanthemum
Sodium 118mg 2mg Chicory
Zinc 0.71mg 0.16mg Chrysanthemum
Copper 0.137mg 0.051mg Chrysanthemum
Manganese 0.943mg 0.1mg Chrysanthemum
Selenium 0.2µg Chicory
Vitamin A 2320IU 29IU Chrysanthemum
Vitamin A RAE 116µg 1µg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2.8mg Chicory
Vitamin B1 0.13mg 0.062mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B2 0.144mg 0.027mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B3 0.531mg 0.16mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.145mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B6 0.176mg 0.042mg Chrysanthemum
Folate 177µg 37µg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin K 350µg Chrysanthemum
Tryptophan 0.016mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.022mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g Chrysanthemum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Chicory
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chrysanthemum Chicory
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
99%
Chrysanthemum
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chrysanthemum
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 116mg)
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 (0)
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. Chrysanthemum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169995/nutrients
  2. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.