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Drumstick tree vs. Bamboo shoot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Drumstick tree and Bamboo shoot?

  • Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, and Folate, yet Bamboo shoot is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 152% higher.
  • Drumstick tree has 15 times more Magnesium than Bamboo shoot. Drumstick tree has 45mg of Magnesium, while Bamboo shoot has 3mg.

We used Drumstick pods, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1400%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.262
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28% 34% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64% 35% 5%
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1400%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.262

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 A +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +393.2%
Contains more Folate +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +393.2%
Contains more Folate +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +64%
Contains more Protein +23.8%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Water - 91
Equal in Other - 0.9
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 8.53 g
Water: 88.2 g
Other: 0.97 g
3% 5% 91%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.2 g
Water: 91 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Carbs +64%
Contains more Protein +23.8%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Water - 91
Equal in Other - 0.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1357.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4366.7%
24% 74% 2%
Saturated Fat: 0.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.102 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.003 g
33% 3% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1357.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4366.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 3g Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 8.53g 5.2g Drumstick tree
Calories 37kcal 27kcal Drumstick tree
Sugar 3g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 2.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 13mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 0.5mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 45mg 3mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 461mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 42mg 4mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.45mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.084mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Manganese 0.259mg 0.262mg Bamboo shoot
Selenium 0.7µg 0.8µg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 74IU 20IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 1µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 141mg 4mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.07mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.6mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.161mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 44µg 7µg Drumstick tree
Tryptophan 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.069g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.007g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.134g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Bamboo shoot
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
48%
Drumstick tree
13%
Bamboo shoot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Drumstick tree
23%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/nutrients
  2. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.