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Ginger vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Tomato

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese, yet Tomato is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Ginger covers your daily Copper needs 19% more than Tomato.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Choline than Tomato. While Ginger contains 28.8mg of Choline, Tomato contains only 6.7mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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
7
:
1
Tomato
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +75.1%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +283.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +75.1%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +283.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%

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
:
6
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +174%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +174%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Tomato Opinion
Calories 80kcal 18kcal Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.88g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.2g Ginger
Vitamin C 5mg 13.7mg Tomato
Net carbs 15.77g 2.69g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.89g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.27mg Ginger
Calcium 16mg 10mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 237mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 11mg Ginger
Sugar 1.7g 2.63g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.2g Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.059mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.17mg Ginger
Starch g 0g Tomato
Phosphorus 34mg 24mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 5mg Tomato
Vitamin A 0IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.037mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.019mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.594mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.089mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.08mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 7.9µg Tomato
Folate 11µg 15µg Tomato
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.031g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.083g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.006mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.027mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.018mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.025mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.027mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.006mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.027mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.018mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.014mg Ginger
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
10
Tomato

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%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Tomato
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.