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Coriander vs Arugula - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Coriander and Arugula

  • Coriander is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, yet Arugula is richer in Calcium, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Coriander is 168% higher.
  • Coriander contains 6 times more Vitamin E than Arugula. Coriander contains 2.5mg of Vitamin E , while Arugula contains 0.43mg.

Food types used in this article are Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw and Arugula, 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 Iron +21.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52
Equal in Zinc - 0.47
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 55% 34% 23% 33% 4% 13% 26%
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52
Equal in Zinc - 0.47

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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Contains more Vitamin A +184.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +481.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +185.5%
Contains more Folate +56.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 143% 9% 0% 50% 11% 20% 6% 27% 17% 73% 0% 272%
Contains more Vitamin A +184.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +481.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +185.5%
Contains more Folate +56.5%

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.
Coriander Arugula
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Arugula Opinion
Net carbs 0.87g 2.05g Arugula
Protein 2.13g 2.58g Arugula
Fats 0.52g 0.66g Arugula
Carbs 3.67g 3.65g Coriander
Calories 23kcal 25kcal Arugula
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.87g 2.05g Coriander
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Coriander
Calcium 67mg 160mg Arugula
Iron 1.77mg 1.46mg Coriander
Magnesium 26mg 47mg Arugula
Phosphorus 48mg 52mg Arugula
Potassium 521mg 369mg Coriander
Sodium 46mg 27mg Arugula
Zinc 0.5mg 0.47mg Coriander
Copper 0.225mg 0.076mg Coriander
Vitamin A 6748IU 2373IU Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5mg 0.43mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 15mg Coriander
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.044mg Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.086mg Coriander
Vitamin B3 1.114mg 0.305mg Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.57mg 0.437mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149mg 0.073mg Coriander
Folate 62µg 97µg Arugula
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 310µg 108.6µg Coriander
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.014g 0.086g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 0.049g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.319g Arugula

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coriander Arugula
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
126
Coriander
52
Arugula
Mineral Summary Score
33
Coriander
29
Arugula

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
13%
Coriander
15%
Arugula
Carbohydrates
4%
Coriander
4%
Arugula
Fats
2%
Coriander
3%
Arugula

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.072g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coriander
Coriander is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arugula
Arugula contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
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 (32)
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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/nutrients
  2. Arugula - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169387/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.