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Gratin vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Gratin and Arrowroot

  • Gratin has more Calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, however Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B1.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 82% more than Gratin.
  • Arrowroot has 121 times less Saturated Fat than Gratin. Gratin has 4.733g of Saturated Fat, while Arrowroot has 0.039g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter and Arrowroot, raw.

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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
Gratin
4
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Contains more Calcium +1883.3%
Contains more Copper +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Iron +246.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 36% 35% 15% 54% 19% 49% 57%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1883.3%
Contains more Copper +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Iron +246.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Zinc - 0.63

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
Gratin
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +421.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 33% 16% 0% 0% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 0% 0% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +421.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
15
Gratin
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
36
Gratin
31
Arrowroot

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 the food
Protein
30%
Gratin
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
11%
Gratin
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
35%
Gratin
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Gratin Arrowroot
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Gratin Arrowroot
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 glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 407mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.694g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Gratin Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 132 65 Gratin
Protein 5.06 4.24 Gratin
Fats 7.59 0.2 Gratin
Vitamin C 9.9 1.9 Gratin
Carbs 11.27 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 23 0 Arrowroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.64 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 119 6 Gratin
Potassium 396 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 20 25 Arrowroot
Sugars
Fiber 1.8 1.3 Gratin
Copper 0.16 0.121 Gratin
Zinc 0.69 0.63 Gratin
Starch
Phosphorus 113 98 Gratin
Sodium 433 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 264 19 Gratin
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.116 0.059 Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.993 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.387 0.292 Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.174 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 11 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 Gratin
Saturated Fat 4.733 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 2.149 0.004 Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.276 0.092 Gratin
Tryptophan 0.07 Gratin
Threonine 0.192 Gratin
Isoleucine 0.284 Gratin
Leucine 0.443 Gratin
Lysine 0.381 Gratin
Methionine 0.117 Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.254 Gratin
Valine 0.325 Gratin
Histidine 0.151 Gratin
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.