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Ginger vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Chinese broccoli

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, yet Chinese broccoli is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chinese broccoli covers your daily Vitamin K needs 71% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Copper than Chinese broccoli. While Ginger contains 0.226mg of Copper, Chinese broccoli contains only 0.061mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked.

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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
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Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.56

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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +464%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%
Contains more Folate +800%
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 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +464%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%
Contains more Folate +800%

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
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
17
Chinese 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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
3%
Ginger
3%
Chinese broccoli

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Chinese 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 is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli 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 Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 80 22 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.14 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.72 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 28.2 Chinese broccoli
Carbs 17.77 3.81 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.56 Ginger
Calcium 16 100 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 415 261 Ginger
Magnesium 43 18 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 0.84 Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2 2.5 Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.226 0.061 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.39 Chinese broccoli
Starch
Phosphorus 34 41 Chinese broccoli
Sodium 13 7 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 0 1638 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.26 0.48 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.095 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.146 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.437 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.159 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.07 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 11 99 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.11 Chinese broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.05 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.33 Chinese broccoli
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
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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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.