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Purslane vs. Dill — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Purslane and Dill

  • Purslane has less Vitamin C, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Dill's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 71% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Purslane, raw and Dill weed, fresh.

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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.
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Dill
Contains more Magnesium +23.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.2%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +231.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.4%
Contains more Zinc +435.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Manganese +317.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 75% 49% 19% 44% 6% 5% 38% 40% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 63% 248% 40% 29% 66% 8% 25% 49% 165% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +23.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.2%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +231.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.4%
Contains more Zinc +435.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Manganese +317.2%

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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Dill
Contains more Vitamin A +484.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1002.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.4%
Contains more Folate +1150%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 464% 0% 0% 284% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 113% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +484.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1002.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.4%
Contains more Folate +1150%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Dill
Contains more Protein +70.4%
Contains more Fats +211.1%
Contains more Carbs +107.1%
Contains more Other +80.1%
Equal in Water - 85.95
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 2.03 g
Fats: 0.36 g
Carbs: 3.39 g
Water: 92.86 g
Other: 1.36 g
3% 7% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.46 g
Fats: 1.12 g
Carbs: 7.02 g
Water: 85.95 g
Other: 2.45 g
Contains more Protein +70.4%
Contains more Fats +211.1%
Contains more Carbs +107.1%
Contains more Other +80.1%
Equal in Water - 85.95

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Purslane Dill Opinion
Net carbs 3.39g 4.92g Dill
Protein 2.03g 3.46g Dill
Fats 0.36g 1.12g Dill
Carbs 3.39g 7.02g Dill
Calories 20kcal 43kcal Dill
Fiber 2.1g Dill
Calcium 65mg 208mg Dill
Iron 1.99mg 6.59mg Dill
Magnesium 68mg 55mg Purslane
Phosphorus 44mg 66mg Dill
Potassium 494mg 738mg Dill
Sodium 45mg 61mg Purslane
Zinc 0.17mg 0.91mg Dill
Copper 0.113mg 0.146mg Dill
Manganese 0.303mg 1.264mg Dill
Selenium 0.9µg Purslane
Vitamin A 1320IU 7718IU Dill
Vitamin A RAE 386µg Dill
Vitamin C 21mg 85mg Dill
Vitamin B1 0.047mg 0.058mg Dill
Vitamin B2 0.112mg 0.296mg Dill
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 1.57mg Dill
Vitamin B5 0.036mg 0.397mg Dill
Vitamin B6 0.073mg 0.185mg Dill
Folate 12µg 150µg Dill
Choline 12.8mg Purslane
Tryptophan 0.014mg Dill
Threonine 0.068mg Dill
Isoleucine 0.195mg Dill
Leucine 0.159mg Dill
Lysine 0.246mg Dill
Methionine 0.011mg Dill
Phenylalanine 0.065mg Dill
Valine 0.154mg Dill
Histidine 0.071mg Dill
Saturated Fat 0.06g Purslane
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802g Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095g Dill

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Purslane Dill
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
18%
Purslane
80%
Dill
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Purslane
69%
Dill

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Purslane
Purslane contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Purslane
Purslane is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Purslane - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169274/nutrients
  2. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/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.