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Ginger vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ginger and Broccoli?

  • Ginger is richer in Copper and Magnesium, yet Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B2.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 94% higher.
  • Ginger has 5 times more Copper than Broccoli. Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, while Broccoli has 0.049mg.

We used Ginger root, raw and Broccoli, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Ginger
4
:
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.1%

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
1
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1684%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +472.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1684%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +472.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Ginger
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
18
Broccoli

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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
7%
Broccoli
Fats
3%
Ginger
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Broccoli
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Broccoli
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 - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.164g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (1.7 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Broccoli Opinion
Calories 80 34 Ginger
Protein 1.82 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.75 0.37 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 17.77 6.64 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 16 47 Broccoli
Potassium 415 316 Ginger
Magnesium 43 21 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 1.7
Fiber 2 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.226 0.049 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 34 66 Broccoli
Sodium 13 33 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.26 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.639 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 11 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.011 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.038 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.036 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.051 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.074 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.057 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.013 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.073 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.03 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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 of 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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.