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Ginger vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger and Pimiento different?

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese, however Pimiento is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pimiento is 89% higher.
  • Ginger contains 7 times more Magnesium than Pimiento. While Ginger contains 43mg of Magnesium, Pimiento contains only 6mg.

Ginger root, raw and Pimento, canned 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
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +162.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains more Iron +180%
Equal in Sodium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +162.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains more Iron +180%
Equal in Sodium - 14

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1930%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1598%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8200%
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 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1930%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1598%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.2g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.1g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.3g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 5.1g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 23kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 2.71g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.9g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 6mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 43mg 6mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 17mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 158mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 14mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.19mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.049mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.017mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.06mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.615mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.01mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 11µg 6µg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.036mg 0.04mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.036mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.058mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.049mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.013mg
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.034mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.046mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.022mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.045g Pimiento
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.02g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Pimiento
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
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
14
Pimiento

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%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
5%
Pimiento
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.158g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.