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Ginger vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger and Winter melon different?

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Manganese, however Winter melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Ginger is 23% higher.
  • Ginger contains 69 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Ginger contains 415mg of Potassium, Winter melon contains only 6mg.
  • Ginger has less Sodium.

Ginger root, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw 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
6
:
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +6816.7%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +882.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Zinc +79.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +6816.7%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +882.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Zinc +79.4%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +357.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.5%
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +357.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.5%

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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
3%
Winter melon
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Winter melon

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

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Ginger Winter melon
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 is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.187g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 98mg)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Winter melon Opinion
Calories 80 13 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.4 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 13 Winter melon
Carbs 17.77 3 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.4 Ginger
Calcium 16 19 Winter melon
Potassium 415 6 Ginger
Magnesium 43 10 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 Winter melon
Fiber 2 2.9 Winter melon
Copper 0.226 0.023 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.61 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 34 19 Ginger
Sodium 13 111 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.04 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.11 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.4 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.133 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.035 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Ginger
Folate 11 5 Ginger
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.016 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.037 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.087 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.002 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.009 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.003 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 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 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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.