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Ginger vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Ginger and Cassava

  • Ginger has more Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Cassava is richer in Vitamin C, Manganese, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cassava covers your daily Vitamin C needs 17% more than Ginger.
  • Cassava has 2 times less Copper than Ginger. Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, while Cassava has 0.1mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, raw and Cassava, 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
Ginger
6
:
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +126%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 14
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +126%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 14
Equal in Zinc - 0.34

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
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 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Cassava Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 36.26g Cassava
Protein 1.82g 1.36g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.28g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 38.06g Cassava
Calories 80kcal 160kcal Cassava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.7g
Fiber 2g 1.8g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.6mg 0.27mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 21mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 27mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 271mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 14mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.34mg
Copper 0.226mg 0.1mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 13IU Cassava
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.19mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 20.6mg Cassava
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.087mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.048mg Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.854mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.107mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.088mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 27µg Cassava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.9µg Cassava
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.019mg Cassava
Threonine 0.036mg 0.028mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.027mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.039mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.044mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.011mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.026mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.035mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.02mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.074g Cassava
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.075g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.048g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Cassava
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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
14
Cassava

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
38%
Cassava
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Cassava

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (1.7 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.