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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 more Copper +86.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Zinc +85.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.2%
Equal in Potassium - 454
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Copper +86.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Zinc +85.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
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 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 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Ginger Arrowroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 80 65 Ginger
Protein 1.82 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.75 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 1.9 Ginger
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 12.09000015258789 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 13.39 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 16 6 Ginger
Potassium 415 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 43 25 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 Arrowroot
Fiber 2 1.3 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.121 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 34 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 13 26 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.75 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Ginger
Folate 11 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.004 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.092 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 Ginger
Fructose

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.