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Garden asparagus vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Garden asparagus and Ginger?

  • Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin E , yet Ginger is higher in Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Garden asparagus's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 35% more.
  • Garden asparagus has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Ginger. While Garden asparagus has 0.143mg of Vitamin B1, Ginger has only 0.025mg.

We used Asparagus, raw and Ginger root, raw types 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 +50%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Copper +19.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Copper +19.6%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Folate +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Folate +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%

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 Ginger
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 2.2g 1.82g Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 3.88g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 20kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.1g 2g Garden asparagus
Calcium 24mg 16mg Garden asparagus
Iron 2.14mg 0.6mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 52mg 34mg Garden asparagus
Potassium 202mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 2mg 13mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.34mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.189mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 756IU 0IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg 0.26mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 5mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.025mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.034mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.75mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.203mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 52µg 11µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg 0.1µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.012mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084mg 0.036mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.051mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128mg 0.074mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104mg 0.057mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031mg 0.013mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.045mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115mg 0.073mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg 0.03mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.203g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus Ginger
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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.163g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.