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Ground ginger vs. Ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ground ginger and Ginger?

  • Ground ginger is richer than Ginger in Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Ground ginger's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1438% more.
  • Ground ginger has 80 times more Selenium than Ginger. While Ground ginger has 55.8µg of Selenium, Ginger has only 0.7µg.

We used Spices, ginger, ground and Ginger root, raw types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Iron +3200%
Contains more Magnesium +397.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +218.1%
Contains more Zinc +970.6%
Contains more Copper +112.4%
Contains more Manganese +14441.5%
Contains more Selenium +7871.4%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 743% 153% 72% 117% 4% 100% 160% 4344% 305%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Iron +3200%
Contains more Magnesium +397.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +218.1%
Contains more Zinc +970.6%
Contains more Copper +112.4%
Contains more Manganese +14441.5%
Contains more Selenium +7871.4%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1182.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +291.3%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Choline +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +614.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 3% 12% 40% 181% 29% 145% 10% 0% 23% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1182.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +291.3%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Choline +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +614.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +393.4%
Contains more Fats +465.3%
Contains more Carbs +303%
Contains more Other +577.9%
Contains more Water +693.7%
9% 4% 72% 10% 5%
Protein: 8.98 g
Fats: 4.24 g
Carbs: 71.62 g
Water: 9.94 g
Other: 5.22 g
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
Contains more Protein +393.4%
Contains more Fats +465.3%
Contains more Carbs +303%
Contains more Other +577.9%
Contains more Water +693.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +211%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +503.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.2%
65% 12% 23%
Saturated Fat: 2.599 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.479 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.929 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +211%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +503.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground ginger Ginger
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground ginger Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 57.52g 15.77g Ground ginger
Protein 8.98g 1.82g Ground ginger
Fats 4.24g 0.75g Ground ginger
Carbs 71.62g 17.77g Ground ginger
Calories 335kcal 80kcal Ground ginger
Fructose 1.78g Ground ginger
Sugar 3.39g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 14.1g 2g Ground ginger
Calcium 114mg 16mg Ground ginger
Iron 19.8mg 0.6mg Ground ginger
Magnesium 214mg 43mg Ground ginger
Phosphorus 168mg 34mg Ground ginger
Potassium 1320mg 415mg Ground ginger
Sodium 27mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 3.64mg 0.34mg Ground ginger
Copper 0.48mg 0.226mg Ground ginger
Manganese 33.3mg 0.229mg Ground ginger
Selenium 55.8µg 0.7µg Ground ginger
Vitamin A 30IU 0IU Ground ginger
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Ground ginger
Vitamin E 0mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin C 0.7mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.025mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.034mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B3 9.62mg 0.75mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B5 0.477mg 0.203mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B6 0.626mg 0.16mg Ground ginger
Folate 13µg 11µg Ground ginger
Choline 41.2mg 28.8mg Ground ginger
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.1µg Ground ginger
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.012mg Ground ginger
Threonine 0.289mg 0.036mg Ground ginger
Isoleucine 0.341mg 0.051mg Ground ginger
Leucine 0.513mg 0.074mg Ground ginger
Lysine 0.241mg 0.057mg Ground ginger
Methionine 0.089mg 0.013mg Ground ginger
Phenylalanine 0.311mg 0.045mg Ground ginger
Valine 0.411mg 0.073mg Ground ginger
Histidine 0.199mg 0.03mg Ground ginger
Saturated Fat 2.599g 0.203g Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.479g 0.154g Ground ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.929g 0.154g Ground ginger
Omega-3 - ALA 0.223g Ground ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground ginger Ginger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Ground ginger
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
603%
Ground ginger
23%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.396g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170926/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.