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Garden asparagus vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garden asparagus and Arrowroot different?

  • Garden asparagus is richer in Copper, and Vitamin B2, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 72% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Garden asparagus contains 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Arrowroot. Garden asparagus contains 0.141mg of Vitamin B2, while Arrowroot contains 0.059mg.

Asparagus, raw and Arrowroot, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +300%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.22

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 +3878.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.3%
Contains more Folate +550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.143
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3878.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.3%
Contains more Folate +550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.143
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292

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.
Garden asparagus Arrowroot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 2.2g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.12g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 3.88g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 20kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g g Arrowroot
Fiber 2.1g 1.3g Garden asparagus
Calcium 24mg 6mg Garden asparagus
Iron 2.14mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 14mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 52mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 202mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 2mg 26mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.189mg 0.121mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 19IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 1.9mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.143mg
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.059mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 52µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084mg mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075mg mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128mg mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104mg mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031mg mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115mg mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.004g Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus Arrowroot
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
29
Garden asparagus
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
31
Arrowroot

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%
Garden asparagus
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.88g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.