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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
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +6816.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Copper +882.6%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Zinc +79.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +6816.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Copper +882.6%
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
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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 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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 0.1g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.4g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.2g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 13kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g g Winter melon
Fiber 2g 2.9g Winter melon
Calcium 16mg 19mg Winter melon
Iron 0.6mg 0.4mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 10mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 19mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 6mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 111mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.226mg 0.023mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 13mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.4mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.133mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.035mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 5µg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.002mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.009mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.003mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.037g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.087g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Winter melon
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
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

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 - 10)
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.

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.