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Garden rhubarb vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Garden rhubarb and Leek

  • Garden rhubarb has less Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin A than Leek.
  • Leek covers your daily need of Iron 24% more than Garden rhubarb.
  • Garden rhubarb has 2 times more Potassium than Leek. While Garden rhubarb has 288mg of Potassium, Leek has only 180mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Rhubarb, raw and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), 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
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Leek
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +471.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 26% 26% 9% 7% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +471.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%

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
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Leek
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +1534.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +870.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Contains more Folate +814.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 7% 6% 0% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 0% 74% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +1534.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +870.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Contains more Folate +814.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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
12
Garden rhubarb
35
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
11
Garden rhubarb
24
Leek

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
5%
Garden rhubarb
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
5%
Garden rhubarb
14%
Leek
Fats
1%
Garden rhubarb
1%
Leek

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.
Garden rhubarb Leek
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Garden rhubarb Leek
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden rhubarb Leek Opinion
Calories 21 61 Leek
Protein 0.9 1.5 Leek
Fats 0.2 0.3 Leek
Vitamin C 8 12 Leek
Carbs 4.54 14.15 Leek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.22 2.1 Leek
Calcium 86 59 Garden rhubarb
Potassium 288 180 Garden rhubarb
Magnesium 12 28 Leek
Sugar 1.1 3.9 Garden rhubarb
Fiber 1.8 1.8
Copper 0.021 0.12 Leek
Zinc 0.1 0.12 Leek
Starch
Phosphorus 14 35 Leek
Sodium 4 20 Garden rhubarb
Vitamin A 102 1667 Leek
Vitamin E 0.27 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.06 Leek
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.03
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.4 Leek
Vitamin B5 0.085 0.14 Leek
Vitamin B6 0.024 0.233 Leek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 29.3 47 Leek
Folate 7 64 Leek
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.04 Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.039 0.004 Garden rhubarb
Polyunsaturated fat 0.099 0.166 Leek
Tryptophan 0.012 Leek
Threonine 0.063 Leek
Isoleucine 0.052 Leek
Leucine 0.096 Leek
Lysine 0.078 Leek
Methionine 0.018 Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055 Leek
Valine 0.056 Leek
Histidine 0.025 Leek
Fructose

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. Garden rhubarb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167758/nutrients
  2. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.