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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
Ginger
3
:
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
1
:
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%

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
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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Garden asparagus

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 Garden asparagus
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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Comparison summary

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

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. 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.