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Dill vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Dill and Leek

  • Leek contains less Vitamin C, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc than Dill.
  • Dill's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 81% higher.
  • Leek contains 10 times less Vitamin B2 than Dill. Dill contains 0.296mg of Vitamin B2, while Leek contains 0.03mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Dill weed, fresh and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), 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
Dill
7
:
1
Leek
Contains more Calcium +252.5%
Contains more Iron +213.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.6%
Contains more Potassium +310%
Contains more Zinc +658.3%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -67.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 63% 248% 40% 29% 66% 8% 25% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Contains more Calcium +252.5%
Contains more Iron +213.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.6%
Contains more Potassium +310%
Contains more Zinc +658.3%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -67.2%

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
Dill
6
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4
Leek
Contains more Vitamin A +363%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 464% 0% 0% 284% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 113% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +363%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill Leek Opinion
Net carbs 4.92g 12.35g Leek
Protein 3.46g 1.5g Dill
Fats 1.12g 0.3g Dill
Carbs 7.02g 14.15g Leek
Calories 43kcal 61kcal Leek
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.9g Dill
Fiber 2.1g 1.8g Dill
Calcium 208mg 59mg Dill
Iron 6.59mg 2.1mg Dill
Magnesium 55mg 28mg Dill
Phosphorus 66mg 35mg Dill
Potassium 738mg 180mg Dill
Sodium 61mg 20mg Leek
Zinc 0.91mg 0.12mg Dill
Copper 0.146mg 0.12mg Dill
Vitamin A 7718IU 1667IU Dill
Vitamin E mg 0.92mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 12mg Dill
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.06mg Leek
Vitamin B2 0.296mg 0.03mg Dill
Vitamin B3 1.57mg 0.4mg Dill
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.14mg Dill
Vitamin B6 0.185mg 0.233mg Leek
Folate 150µg 64µg Dill
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.012mg Dill
Threonine 0.068mg 0.063mg Dill
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.052mg Dill
Leucine 0.159mg 0.096mg Dill
Lysine 0.246mg 0.078mg Dill
Methionine 0.011mg 0.018mg Leek
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.055mg Dill
Valine 0.154mg 0.056mg Dill
Histidine 0.071mg 0.025mg Dill
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.04g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802g 0.004g Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095g 0.166g Leek

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dill Leek
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
86
Dill
35
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
65
Dill
24
Leek

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
21%
Dill
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
7%
Dill
14%
Leek
Fats
5%
Dill
1%
Leek

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Leek
Leek contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dill
Dill is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill
Dill is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dill
Dill 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 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

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. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/nutrients
  2. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.