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Corn vs. Ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Corn and Ginger

  • Corn is richer in Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, yet Ginger is richer in Copper, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Ginger is 20% higher.
  • Corn contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Ginger. Corn contains 0.792mg of Vitamin B5, while Ginger contains 0.203mg.
  • Ginger contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Ginger root, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
3
:
7
Ginger
Contains more Phosphorus +126.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.4%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains more Manganese +37.1%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 17% 19% 33% 20% 1% 17% 17% 22% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.4%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Contains more Manganese +37.1%
Contains more Selenium +250%

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.
Corn
9
:
2
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.1%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5
Equal in Choline - 28.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 2% 0% 19% 24% 14% 32% 48% 33% 18% 0% 16% 1%
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 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.1%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5
Equal in Choline - 28.8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Corn
3
:
2
Ginger
Contains more Protein +87.4%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +18.1%
Equal in Water - 78.89
Equal in Other - 0.77
3% 21% 73%
Protein: 3.41 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 20.98 g
Water: 73.41 g
Other: 0.7 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 +87.4%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +18.1%
Equal in Water - 78.89
Equal in Other - 0.77

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Corn
3
:
0
Ginger
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +142.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +291.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.203
17% 32% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.197 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.374 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.603 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +142.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +291.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.203

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 18.58g 15.77g Corn
Protein 3.41g 1.82g Corn
Fats 1.5g 0.75g Corn
Carbs 20.98g 17.77g Corn
Calories 96kcal 80kcal Corn
Starch 7.17g Corn
Fructose 0.79g Corn
Sugar 4.54g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.4g 2g Corn
Calcium 3mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.45mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 26mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 77mg 34mg Corn
Potassium 218mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 1mg 13mg Corn
Zinc 0.62mg 0.34mg Corn
Copper 0.049mg 0.226mg Ginger
Manganese 0.167mg 0.229mg Ginger
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Ginger
Vitamin A 263IU 0IU Corn
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 0µg Corn
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin C 5.5mg 5mg Corn
Vitamin B1 0.093mg 0.025mg Corn
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.034mg Corn
Vitamin B3 1.683mg 0.75mg Corn
Vitamin B5 0.792mg 0.203mg Corn
Vitamin B6 0.139mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 23µg 11µg Corn
Choline 29.1mg 28.8mg Corn
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Corn
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.012mg Corn
Threonine 0.133mg 0.036mg Corn
Isoleucine 0.133mg 0.051mg Corn
Leucine 0.358mg 0.074mg Corn
Lysine 0.141mg 0.057mg Corn
Methionine 0.069mg 0.013mg Corn
Phenylalanine 0.155mg 0.045mg Corn
Valine 0.191mg 0.073mg Corn
Histidine 0.091mg 0.03mg Corn
Saturated Fat 0.197g 0.203g Corn
Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g 0.154g Corn
Polyunsaturated fat 0.603g 0.154g Corn

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Corn 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
17%
Corn
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Corn
23%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn
Corn contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn
Corn is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Corn
Corn is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Corn - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169999/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.