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Pea vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pea and Beetroot

  • Pea has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, and Zinc, however Beetroot has more Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pea is 39% higher.
  • Beetroot has 124 times less Vitamin K than Pea. Pea has 24.8µg of Vitamin K, while Beetroot has 0.2µg.

Food types used in this article are Peas, green, raw and Beets, 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
Pea
7
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Contains more Iron +83.8%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Contains more Zinc +254.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Potassium +33.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Iron +83.8%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Contains more Zinc +254.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Potassium +33.2%

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
Pea
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +716.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +758.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +12300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Folate +67.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +716.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +758.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +12300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Folate +67.7%

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.
Pea Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Beetroot Opinion
Calories 81kcal 43kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 1.61g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.17g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 4.9mg Pea
Net carbs 8.75g 6.76g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 9.56g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.8mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 16mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 325mg Beetroot
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g 6.76g Pea
Fiber 5.7g 2.8g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.075mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.35mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 108mg 40mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 78mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 33IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.04mg Pea
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.031mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.04mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.334mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.155mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.067mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 0.2µg Pea
Folate 65µg 109µg Beetroot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.027g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.032g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.06g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.019mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.047mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.048mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.068mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.058mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.018mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.046mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.056mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.021mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Beetroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
18
Beetroot

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
33%
Pea
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
10%
Beetroot
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pea
Pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 73mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.