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Ginger vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ginger and Arrowroot

  • Ginger has more Copper, however Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 82% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger has 2 times more Copper than Arrowroot. While Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, Arrowroot has only 0.121mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Ginger root, raw and Arrowroot, 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 +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +86.8%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +85.3%
Equal in Potassium - 454
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +86.8%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +85.3%
Equal in Potassium - 454

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
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin C +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.3%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%
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%
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 C +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.3%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%

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.
Ginger 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 12.09g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.75g 0.2g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 13.39g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 65kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g g Arrowroot
Fiber 2g 1.3g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 6mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 43mg 25mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 415mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 13mg 26mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.226mg 0.121mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 19IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 1.9mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 11µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.004g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.092g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger 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
9
Ginger
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.164g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.