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Chrysanthemum vs. Red leaf lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chrysanthemum and Red leaf lettuce

  • Chrysanthemum is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, Calcium, and Vitamin B6, yet Red leaf lettuce is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chrysanthemum is 175% higher.
  • Chrysanthemum contains 5 times more Folate than Red leaf lettuce. Chrysanthemum contains 177µg of Folate, while Red leaf lettuce contains 36µg.

Food types used in this article are Chrysanthemum, garland, raw and Lettuce, red leaf, 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 more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +90.8%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Potassium +203.2%
Contains more Zinc +255%
Contains more Copper +389.3%
Contains more Manganese +364.5%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 86% 23% 23% 50% 15% 19% 46% 123% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 45% 8.6% 12% 17% 3.3% 5.5% 9.3% 26% 8.2%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +90.8%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Potassium +203.2%
Contains more Zinc +255%
Contains more Copper +389.3%
Contains more Manganese +364.5%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%

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 B1 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76%
Contains more Folate +391.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +164.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 139% 0% 0% 4.7% 33% 33% 10% 13% 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 450% 3% 0% 12% 16% 18% 6% 8.6% 23% 27% 0% 6.4% 351%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76%
Contains more Folate +391.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +164.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +152.6%
Contains more Fats +154.5%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
Contains more Other +201.8%
Equal in Water - 95.64
3% 3% 91%
Protein: 3.36 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 3.02 g
Water: 91.4 g
Other: 1.66 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.33 g
Fats: 0.22 g
Carbs: 2.26 g
Water: 95.64 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +152.6%
Contains more Fats +154.5%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
Contains more Other +201.8%
Equal in Water - 95.64

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chrysanthemum Red leaf lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 0.02g 1.36g Red leaf lettuce
Protein 3.36g 1.33g Chrysanthemum
Fats 0.56g 0.22g Chrysanthemum
Carbs 3.02g 2.26g Chrysanthemum
Calories 24kcal 16kcal Chrysanthemum
Fructose 0.28g Red leaf lettuce
Sugar 0.48g Chrysanthemum
Fiber 3g 0.9g Chrysanthemum
Calcium 117mg 33mg Chrysanthemum
Iron 2.29mg 1.2mg Chrysanthemum
Magnesium 32mg 12mg Chrysanthemum
Phosphorus 54mg 28mg Chrysanthemum
Potassium 567mg 187mg Chrysanthemum
Sodium 118mg 25mg Red leaf lettuce
Zinc 0.71mg 0.2mg Chrysanthemum
Copper 0.137mg 0.028mg Chrysanthemum
Manganese 0.943mg 0.203mg Chrysanthemum
Selenium 1.5µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A 2320IU 7492IU Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 116µg 375µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin E 0.15mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin C 1.4mg 3.7mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.13mg 0.064mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B2 0.144mg 0.077mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B3 0.531mg 0.321mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.144mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B6 0.176mg 0.1mg Chrysanthemum
Folate 177µg 36µg Chrysanthemum
Choline 11.8mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin K 350µg 140.3µg Chrysanthemum
Tryptophan 0.022mg Red leaf lettuce
Threonine 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Isoleucine 0.038mg Red leaf lettuce
Leucine 0.07mg Red leaf lettuce
Lysine 0.045mg Red leaf lettuce
Methionine 0.016mg Red leaf lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.067mg Red leaf lettuce
Valine 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Histidine 0.019mg Red leaf lettuce
Saturated Fat 0.017g Chrysanthemum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g Red leaf lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g Red leaf lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chrysanthemum Red leaf lettuce
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
99%
Chrysanthemum
71%
Red leaf lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chrysanthemum
14%
Red leaf lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 93mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Chrysanthemum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169995/nutrients
  2. Red leaf lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168431/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.