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Olive vs. Purslane — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Olive and Purslane

  • Olive has more Iron, and Copper, however, Purslane is richer in Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Olive covers your daily Sodium needs 30% more than Purslane.
  • Purslane has 2 times less Copper than Olive. Olive has 0.251mg of Copper, while Purslane has 0.113mg.
  • Purslane contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) and Purslane, 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.
Olive
4
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Contains more Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +122.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1600%
Contains more Phosphorus +1366.7%
Contains more Potassium +6075%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Manganese +1415%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 124% 3% 2% 1% 96% 6% 84% 3% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 75% 49% 19% 44% 6% 5% 38% 40% 5%
Contains more Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +122.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1600%
Contains more Phosphorus +1366.7%
Contains more Potassium +6075%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Manganese +1415%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

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.
Olive
2
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Contains more Vitamin A +227.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +711.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +24.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 33% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 6% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 80% 0% 0% 70% 12% 26% 9% 3% 17% 9% 0% 7% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +711.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +24.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Olive
3
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Contains more Fats +2866.7%
Contains more Carbs +84.7%
Contains more Other +64%
Contains more Protein +141.7%
Contains more Water +16.1%
11% 6% 80% 2%
Protein: 0.84 g
Fats: 10.68 g
Carbs: 6.26 g
Water: 79.99 g
Other: 2.23 g
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 2.03 g
Fats: 0.36 g
Carbs: 3.39 g
Water: 92.86 g
Other: 1.36 g
Contains more Fats +2866.7%
Contains more Carbs +84.7%
Contains more Other +64%
Contains more Protein +141.7%
Contains more Water +16.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Olive Purslane Opinion
Net carbs 3.06g 3.39g Purslane
Protein 0.84g 2.03g Purslane
Fats 10.68g 0.36g Olive
Carbs 6.26g 3.39g Olive
Calories 115kcal 20kcal Olive
Fiber 3.2g Olive
Calcium 88mg 65mg Olive
Iron 3.3mg 1.99mg Olive
Magnesium 4mg 68mg Purslane
Phosphorus 3mg 44mg Purslane
Potassium 8mg 494mg Purslane
Sodium 735mg 45mg Purslane
Zinc 0.22mg 0.17mg Olive
Copper 0.251mg 0.113mg Olive
Manganese 0.02mg 0.303mg Purslane
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 403IU 1320IU Purslane
Vitamin A RAE 20µg Olive
Vitamin E 1.65mg Olive
Vitamin C 0.9mg 21mg Purslane
Vitamin B1 0.003mg 0.047mg Purslane
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.112mg Purslane
Vitamin B3 0.037mg 0.48mg Purslane
Vitamin B5 0.015mg 0.036mg Purslane
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.073mg Purslane
Folate 0µg 12µg Purslane
Choline 10.3mg 12.8mg Purslane
Vitamin K 1.4µg Olive
Threonine 0.026mg Olive
Isoleucine 0.031mg Olive
Leucine 0.05mg Olive
Lysine 0.032mg Olive
Methionine 0.012mg Olive
Phenylalanine 0.029mg Olive
Valine 0.038mg Olive
Histidine 0.023mg Olive
Saturated Fat 1.415g Purslane
Monounsaturated Fat 7.888g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.911g Olive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Olive Purslane
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
6%
Olive
18%
Purslane
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Olive
30%
Purslane

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Purslane
Purslane contains less Sodium (difference - 690mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.415g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Purslane
Purslane is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Purslane
Purslane is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/nutrients
  2. Purslane - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169274/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.