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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%

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 Olive
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Olive Opinion
Calories 80kcal 115kcal Olive
Protein 1.82g 0.84g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 10.68g Olive
Vitamin C 5mg 0.9mg Ginger
Net carbs 15.77g 3.06g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 6.26g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 3.3mg Olive
Calcium 16mg 88mg Olive
Potassium 415mg 8mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 4mg Ginger
Sugar 1.7g 0g Olive
Fiber 2g 3.2g Olive
Copper 0.226mg 0.251mg Olive
Zinc 0.34mg 0.22mg Ginger
Starch g g
Phosphorus 34mg 3mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 735mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 403IU Olive
Vitamin E 0.26mg 1.65mg Olive
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.003mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.037mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.015mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.009mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.4µg Olive
Folate 11µg 0µg Ginger
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 1.415g Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 7.888g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.911g Olive
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.026mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.031mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.05mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.032mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.012mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.029mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.038mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.023mg Ginger
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
5%
Olive
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Olive
Fats
3%
Ginger
49%
Olive

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (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?
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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. 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.