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Ginger vs Olive - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger and Olive different?

  • Ginger is higher in Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Manganese, however Olive is richer in Iron, Vitamin E and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Olive is 34% higher.
  • Ginger contains 52 times more Potassium than Olive. While Ginger contains 415mg of Potassium, Olive contains only 8mg.
  • Ginger has less Saturated Fat.

Ginger root, raw and Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) are the varieties used 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
5
:
3
Olive
Contains more Potassium +5087.5%
Contains more Magnesium +975%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1033.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 124% 27% 1% 3% 84% 6% 2% 96%
Contains more Potassium +5087.5%
Contains more Magnesium +975%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1033.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Copper +11.1%

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
7
:
3
Olive
Contains more Vitamin C +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1927%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1677.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +534.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%
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 3% 25% 33% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 4% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1927%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1677.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +534.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%

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
6
Olive
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
43
Olive

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
5%
Olive
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Olive
Fats
3%
Ginger
49%
Olive

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 Olive
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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 Olive
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?
Olive
Olive contains less Sugars (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 722mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.212g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ginger
Ginger 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 Olive Opinion
Calories 80 115 Olive
Protein 1.82 0.84 Ginger
Fats 0.75 10.68 Olive
Vitamin C 5 0.9 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 6.26 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 3.3 Olive
Calcium 16 88 Olive
Potassium 415 8 Ginger
Magnesium 43 4 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 0 Olive
Fiber 2 3.2 Olive
Copper 0.226 0.251 Olive
Zinc 0.34 0.22 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 3 Ginger
Sodium 13 735 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 403 Olive
Vitamin E 0.26 1.65 Olive
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.003 Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034 0 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.037 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.015 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.009 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1.4 Olive
Folate 11 0 Ginger
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 1.415 Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 7.888 Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.911 Olive
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.026 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.031 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.05 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.032 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.012 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.029 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.038 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.023 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 seperately 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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.