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Dill vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Dill and Watercress?

  • Watercress has less Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium than Dill.
  • Dill's daily need coverage for Iron is 80% higher.
  • Dill has 17 times more Folate than Watercress. Dill has 150µg of Folate, while Watercress has 9µg.

We used Dill weed, fresh and Watercress, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +3195%
Contains more Calcium +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +123.6%
Contains more Magnesium +161.9%
Contains more Copper +89.6%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains less Sodium -32.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 248% 63% 66% 40% 49% 25% 29% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 36% 30% 15% 26% 3% 26% 6%
Contains more Iron +3195%
Contains more Calcium +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +123.6%
Contains more Magnesium +161.9%
Contains more Copper +89.6%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains less Sodium -32.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +685%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Folate +1566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 464% 0% 0% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 0% 0% 113%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 144% 192% 20% 0% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 0% 625% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +685%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Folate +1566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.2%

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
91
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
65
Dill
18
Watercress

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
7%
Dill
1%
Watercress
Fats
5%
Dill
0%
Watercress

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 Watercress
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Dill Watercress
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watercress
Watercress contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dill
Dill is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill Watercress Opinion
Calories 43 11 Dill
Protein 3.46 2.3 Dill
Fats 1.12 0.1 Dill
Vitamin C 85 43 Dill
Carbs 7.02 1.29 Dill
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.59 0.2 Dill
Calcium 208 120 Dill
Potassium 738 330 Dill
Magnesium 55 21 Dill
Sugar 0.2 Dill
Fiber 2.1 0.5 Dill
Copper 0.146 0.077 Dill
Zinc 0.91 0.11 Dill
Starch
Phosphorus 66 60 Dill
Sodium 61 41 Watercress
Vitamin A 7718 3191 Dill
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.296 0.12 Dill
Vitamin B3 1.57 0.2 Dill
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.31 Dill
Vitamin B6 0.185 0.129 Dill
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folate 150 9 Dill
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.06 0.027 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802 0.008 Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095 0.035 Dill
Tryptophan 0.014 0.03 Watercress
Threonine 0.068 0.133 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.195 0.093 Dill
Leucine 0.159 0.166 Watercress
Lysine 0.246 0.134 Dill
Methionine 0.011 0.02 Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.114 Watercress
Valine 0.154 0.137 Dill
Histidine 0.071 0.04 Dill
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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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/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.