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Potato vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Potato and Ginger different?

  • Potato is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, while Ginger is higher in Copper.
  • Potato covers your daily need of Vitamin C 16% more than Ginger.
  • Potato contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Ginger. Potato contains 0.298mg of Vitamin B6, while Ginger contains 0.16mg.

Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Ginger 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Potato
4
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4
Ginger
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +105.5%
Equal in Potassium - 415
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +105.5%
Equal in Potassium - 415

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
Potato
8
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2
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +294%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +294%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 2.05g 1.82g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 17.49g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 77kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 1.7g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 2g Potato
Calcium 12mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.81mg 0.6mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 57mg 34mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 415mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 13mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.11mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Potato
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 5mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.025mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.75mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.203mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.16mg Potato
Folate 15µg 11µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.1µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.012mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.036mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.051mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.074mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.057mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.013mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.045mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.073mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.03mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.203g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato Ginger
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
18
Potato
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
24
Ginger

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
12%
Potato
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Potato
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
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

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.