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Lotus root vs. Burdock root — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lotus root and Burdock root different?

  • Lotus root is higher than Burdock root in Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Lotus root covers your daily need of Vitamin C 46% more than Burdock root.
  • Lotus root contains 16 times more Vitamin B1 than Burdock root. Lotus root contains 0.16mg of Vitamin B1, while Burdock root contains 0.01mg.

Lotus root, raw and Burdock root, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +233.8%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Calcium - 41
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 44% 17% 43% 50% 6% 11% 86% 35% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 28% 22% 28% 1% 10% 26% 31% 4%
Contains more Iron +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +233.8%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Calcium - 41
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

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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Contains more Vitamin C +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.4%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.24
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% 0% 0% 147% 40% 51% 8% 23% 60% 10% 0% 0% 0%
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% 8% 0% 10% 3% 7% 6% 20% 56% 18% 0% 7% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.4%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.24

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +69.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Carbs - 17.34
Equal in Water - 80.09
Equal in Other - 0.89
3% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 17.23 g
Water: 79.1 g
Other: 0.97 g
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Protein +69.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Carbs - 17.34
Equal in Water - 80.09
Equal in Other - 0.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195%
43% 29% 29%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.02 g
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +85%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lotus root Burdock root Opinion
Net carbs 12.33g 14.04g Burdock root
Protein 2.6g 1.53g Lotus root
Fats 0.1g 0.15g Burdock root
Carbs 17.23g 17.34g Burdock root
Calories 74kcal 72kcal Lotus root
Sugar 2.9g Lotus root
Fiber 4.9g 3.3g Lotus root
Calcium 45mg 41mg Lotus root
Iron 1.16mg 0.8mg Lotus root
Magnesium 23mg 38mg Burdock root
Phosphorus 100mg 51mg Lotus root
Potassium 556mg 308mg Lotus root
Sodium 40mg 5mg Burdock root
Zinc 0.39mg 0.33mg Lotus root
Copper 0.257mg 0.077mg Lotus root
Manganese 0.261mg 0.232mg Lotus root
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin E 0.38mg Burdock root
Vitamin C 44mg 3mg Lotus root
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.01mg Lotus root
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.03mg Lotus root
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.3mg Lotus root
Vitamin B5 0.377mg 0.321mg Lotus root
Vitamin B6 0.258mg 0.24mg Lotus root
Folate 13µg 23µg Burdock root
Choline 11.7mg Burdock root
Vitamin K 1.6µg Burdock root
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.006mg Lotus root
Threonine 0.051mg 0.026mg Lotus root
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.03mg Lotus root
Leucine 0.069mg 0.032mg Lotus root
Lysine 0.094mg 0.067mg Lotus root
Methionine 0.022mg 0.009mg Lotus root
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.033mg Lotus root
Valine 0.055mg 0.033mg Lotus root
Histidine 0.038mg 0.031mg Lotus root
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.025g Burdock root
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.037g Burdock root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.02g 0.059g Burdock root

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lotus root Burdock root
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
26%
Lotus root
10%
Burdock root
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Lotus root
19%
Burdock root

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lotus root
Lotus root is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lotus root
Lotus root is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Burdock root
Burdock root contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Lotus root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169250/nutrients
  2. Burdock root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169974/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.