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Garden asparagus vs. Drumstick leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Garden asparagus and Drumstick leaves

  • Garden asparagus has more Copper, while Drumstick leaves has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Drumstick leaves covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 85% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Garden asparagus contains 2 times more Copper than Drumstick leaves. While Garden asparagus contains 0.189mg of Copper, Drumstick leaves contain only 0.105mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Asparagus, raw and Drumstick leaves, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Selenium +155.6%
Contains more Calcium +670.8%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +66.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Manganese +572.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63% 21% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 56% 150% 30% 48% 30% 2% 17% 35% 139% 5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Selenium +155.6%
Contains more Calcium +670.8%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +66.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Manganese +572.8%

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 B5 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +900.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +823.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1218.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 9% 105%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 454% 0% 0% 173% 65% 153% 42% 8% 277% 30% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +900.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +823.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1218.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +18.5%
Contains more Protein +327.3%
Contains more Fats +1066.7%
Contains more Carbs +113.4%
Contains more Other +289.7%
2% 4% 93%
Protein: 2.2 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 3.88 g
Water: 93.22 g
Other: 0.58 g
9% 8% 79% 2%
Protein: 9.4 g
Fats: 1.4 g
Carbs: 8.28 g
Water: 78.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
Contains more Water +18.5%
Contains more Protein +327.3%
Contains more Fats +1066.7%
Contains more Carbs +113.4%
Contains more Other +289.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Garden asparagus Drumstick leaves
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index 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 Drumstick leaves Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 6.28g Drumstick leaves
Protein 2.2g 9.4g Drumstick leaves
Fats 0.12g 1.4g Drumstick leaves
Carbs 3.88g 8.28g Drumstick leaves
Calories 20kcal 64kcal Drumstick leaves
Fructose 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g Drumstick leaves
Fiber 2.1g 2g Garden asparagus
Calcium 24mg 185mg Drumstick leaves
Iron 2.14mg 4mg Drumstick leaves
Magnesium 14mg 42mg Drumstick leaves
Phosphorus 52mg 112mg Drumstick leaves
Potassium 202mg 337mg Drumstick leaves
Sodium 2mg 9mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.6mg Drumstick leaves
Copper 0.189mg 0.105mg Garden asparagus
Manganese 0.158mg 1.063mg Drumstick leaves
Selenium 2.3µg 0.9µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 7564IU Drumstick leaves
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 378µg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin E 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 5.6mg 51.7mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.257mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.66mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 2.22mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.125mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 1.2mg Drumstick leaves
Folate 52µg 40µg Garden asparagus
Choline 16mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin K 41.6µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.144mg Drumstick leaves
Threonine 0.084mg 0.411mg Drumstick leaves
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.451mg Drumstick leaves
Leucine 0.128mg 0.791mg Drumstick leaves
Lysine 0.104mg 0.537mg Drumstick leaves
Methionine 0.031mg 0.123mg Drumstick leaves
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.487mg Drumstick leaves
Valine 0.115mg 0.611mg Drumstick leaves
Histidine 0.049mg 0.196mg Drumstick leaves
Saturated Fat 0.04g Drumstick leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Garden asparagus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus Drumstick leaves
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
28%
Garden asparagus
92%
Drumstick leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Garden asparagus
51%
Drumstick leaves

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.88g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves 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

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/nutrients
  2. Drumstick leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168416/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.