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Drumstick tree vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Drumstick tree and Cassava

  • Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Fiber, and Potassium, however Cassava has more Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Drumstick tree is 134% higher.
  • Cassava has 7 times less Vitamin B5 than Drumstick tree. Drumstick tree has 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, while Cassava has 0.107mg.

Food types used in this article are Drumstick pods, raw and Cassava, 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 Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Zinc +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +19%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Zinc +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +19%

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 +469.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +584.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +642.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 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 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +469.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +584.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +642.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%

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.
Drumstick tree Cassava
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Cassava Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 36.26g Cassava
Protein 2.1g 1.36g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.28g Cassava
Carbs 8.53g 38.06g Cassava
Calories 37kcal 160kcal Cassava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.7g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 1.8g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 16mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 0.27mg Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45mg 21mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 27mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 271mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 14mg Cassava
Zinc 0.45mg 0.34mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.1mg Cassava
Vitamin A 74IU 13IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Cassava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 20.6mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.087mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.048mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.854mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.107mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.088mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 27µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.9µg Cassava
Tryptophan mg 0.019mg Cassava
Threonine mg 0.028mg Cassava
Isoleucine mg 0.027mg Cassava
Leucine mg 0.039mg Cassava
Lysine mg 0.044mg Cassava
Methionine mg 0.011mg Cassava
Phenylalanine mg 0.026mg Cassava
Valine mg 0.035mg Cassava
Histidine mg 0.02mg Cassava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.074g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.075g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.048g Cassava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Cassava
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
52
Drumstick tree
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
14
Cassava

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%
Drumstick tree
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
38%
Cassava
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
1%
Cassava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 94)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/nutrients
  2. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.