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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Copper +270.5%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.2%
Contains more Zinc +14.7%
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
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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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +464%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%
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 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +464%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.4%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +84700%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 1.31g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.14g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.72g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.81g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 22kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 16mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.6mg 0.56mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 415mg 261mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.34mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.226mg 0.061mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.437mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.159mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.07mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
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 0.11g Chinese broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.05g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.33g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Chinese broccoli
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
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

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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.

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.