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Ginger vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ginger and Garden asparagus?

  • Ginger is higher in Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, yet Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin E .
  • Garden asparagus's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 35% more.
  • Ginger has 3 times more Magnesium than Garden asparagus. While Ginger has 43mg of Magnesium, Garden asparagus has only 14mg.

We used Ginger root, raw and Asparagus, raw types in this article.

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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 Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Copper +19.6%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Copper +19.6%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%

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 B6 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Folate +372.7%
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Folate +372.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 80kcal 20kcal Ginger
Protein 1.82g 2.2g Garden asparagus
Fats 0.75g 0.12g Ginger
Vitamin C 5mg 5.6mg Garden asparagus
Net carbs 15.77g 1.78g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.88g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 2.14mg Garden asparagus
Calcium 16mg 24mg Garden asparagus
Potassium 415mg 202mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 14mg Ginger
Sugar 1.7g 1.88g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.1g Garden asparagus
Copper 0.226mg 0.189mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.54mg Garden asparagus
Starch g g
Phosphorus 34mg 52mg Garden asparagus
Sodium 13mg 2mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 0IU 756IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 0.26mg 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.143mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.141mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.978mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.274mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.091mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 41.6µg Garden asparagus
Folate 11µg 52µg Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.04g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.05g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.036mg 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.074mg 0.128mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.057mg 0.104mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.013mg 0.031mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.073mg 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.03mg 0.049mg Garden asparagus
Fructose g 1g Garden asparagus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Garden asparagus
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Garden asparagus

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.163g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.