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Collard Greens vs. Dandelion greens — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Collard Greens and Dandelion greens different?

  • Dandelion greens have more Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Potassium than Collard Greens.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Dandelion greens is 310% higher.

Collards, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Dandelion greens, raw are the varieties 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 less Sodium -80.3%
Contains more Manganese +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +174.3%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +239.3%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Copper +235.3%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 43% 15% 14% 11% 2% 7% 17% 67% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 57% 117% 26% 29% 36% 10% 12% 57% 45% 3%
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Contains more Manganese +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +174.3%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +239.3%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Copper +235.3%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5

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 B5 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.1%
Contains more Folate +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.4%
Equal in Choline - 35.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 456% 18% 0% 61% 10% 25% 11% 14% 30% 12% 0% 21% 1017%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 610% 69% 0% 117% 48% 60% 16% 6% 58% 21% 0% 20% 1946%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.1%
Contains more Folate +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.4%
Equal in Choline - 35.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +62.8%
Contains more Other +143.2%
Equal in Protein - 2.7
Equal in Fats - 0.7
Equal in Water - 85.6
3% 6% 90%
Protein: 2.71 g
Fats: 0.72 g
Carbs: 5.65 g
Water: 90.18 g
Other: 0.74 g
3% 9% 86% 2%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 9.2 g
Water: 85.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +62.8%
Contains more Other +143.2%
Equal in Protein - 2.7
Equal in Fats - 0.7
Equal in Water - 85.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.9%
19% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.047 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.173 g
35% 3% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.17 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.306 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Collard Greens Dandelion greens Opinion
Net carbs 1.65g 5.7g Dandelion greens
Protein 2.71g 2.7g Collard Greens
Fats 0.72g 0.7g Collard Greens
Carbs 5.65g 9.2g Dandelion greens
Calories 33kcal 45kcal Dandelion greens
Sugar 0.4g 0.71g Collard Greens
Fiber 4g 3.5g Collard Greens
Calcium 141mg 187mg Dandelion greens
Iron 1.13mg 3.1mg Dandelion greens
Magnesium 21mg 36mg Dandelion greens
Phosphorus 32mg 66mg Dandelion greens
Potassium 117mg 397mg Dandelion greens
Sodium 15mg 76mg Collard Greens
Zinc 0.23mg 0.41mg Dandelion greens
Copper 0.051mg 0.171mg Dandelion greens
Manganese 0.51mg 0.342mg Collard Greens
Selenium 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin A 7600IU 10161IU Dandelion greens
Vitamin A RAE 380µg 508µg Dandelion greens
Vitamin E 0.88mg 3.44mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin C 18.2mg 35mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.19mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.26mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B3 0.575mg 0.806mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B5 0.218mg 0.084mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B6 0.128mg 0.251mg Dandelion greens
Folate 16µg 27µg Dandelion greens
Choline 38.4mg 35.3mg Collard Greens
Vitamin K 406.6µg 778.4µg Dandelion greens
Tryptophan 0.027mg Collard Greens
Threonine 0.074mg Collard Greens
Isoleucine 0.086mg Collard Greens
Leucine 0.13mg Collard Greens
Lysine 0.101mg Collard Greens
Methionine 0.028mg Collard Greens
Phenylalanine 0.075mg Collard Greens
Valine 0.104mg Collard Greens
Histidine 0.04mg Collard Greens
Saturated Fat 0.047g 0.17g Collard Greens
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.014g Collard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.173g 0.306g Dandelion greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Collard Greens Dandelion greens
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
129%
Collard Greens
228%
Dandelion greens
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Collard Greens
39%
Dandelion greens

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.123g)
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 ()
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. Collard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170407/nutrients
  2. Dandelion greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169226/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.