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Leek vs Garden rhubarb - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Leek and Garden rhubarb

  • Garden rhubarb has less Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin A RAE than Leek.
  • Leek covers your daily need of Iron 24% more than Garden rhubarb.
  • Leek has 17 times more Vitamin A RAE than Garden rhubarb. While Leek has 83µg of Vitamin A RAE, Garden rhubarb has only 5µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw and Rhubarb, 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
Contains more Iron +854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 9% 9% 6% 26% 1% 3% 7%
Contains more Iron +854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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
Leek
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +1534.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +870.8%
Contains more Folate +814.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 6% 0% 27% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 0% 74%
Contains more Vitamin A +1534.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +870.8%
Contains more Folate +814.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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.
Leek Garden rhubarb
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Leek Garden rhubarb Opinion
Net carbs 12.35g 2.74g Leek
Protein 1.5g 0.9g Leek
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Leek
Carbs 14.15g 4.54g Leek
Calories 61kcal 21kcal Leek
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.9g 1.1g Garden rhubarb
Fiber 1.8g 1.8g
Calcium 59mg 86mg Garden rhubarb
Iron 2.1mg 0.22mg Leek
Magnesium 28mg 12mg Leek
Phosphorus 35mg 14mg Leek
Potassium 180mg 288mg Garden rhubarb
Sodium 20mg 4mg Garden rhubarb
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Leek
Copper 0.12mg 0.021mg Leek
Vitamin A 1667IU 102IU Leek
Vitamin E 0.92mg 0.27mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 8mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.02mg Leek
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.03mg
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.3mg Leek
Vitamin B5 0.14mg 0.085mg Leek
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.024mg Leek
Folate 64µg 7µg Leek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 29.3µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Leek
Threonine 0.063mg mg Leek
Isoleucine 0.052mg mg Leek
Leucine 0.096mg mg Leek
Lysine 0.078mg mg Leek
Methionine 0.018mg mg Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055mg mg Leek
Valine 0.056mg mg Leek
Histidine 0.025mg mg Leek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.053g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.039g Garden rhubarb
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166g 0.099g Leek

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Leek Garden rhubarb
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
35
Leek
12
Garden rhubarb
Mineral Summary Score
24
Leek
11
Garden rhubarb

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
9%
Leek
5%
Garden rhubarb
Carbohydrates
14%
Leek
5%
Garden rhubarb
Fats
1%
Leek
1%
Garden rhubarb

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/nutrients
  2. Garden rhubarb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167758/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.