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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 RAE 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
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 Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +471.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 9% 9% 6% 26% 1% 3% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
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 Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +471.4%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden rhubarb Leek Opinion
Net carbs 2.74g 12.35g Leek
Protein 0.9g 1.5g Leek
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Leek
Carbs 4.54g 14.15g Leek
Calories 21kcal 61kcal Leek
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.1g 3.9g Garden rhubarb
Fiber 1.8g 1.8g
Calcium 86mg 59mg Garden rhubarb
Iron 0.22mg 2.1mg Leek
Magnesium 12mg 28mg Leek
Phosphorus 14mg 35mg Leek
Potassium 288mg 180mg Garden rhubarb
Sodium 4mg 20mg Garden rhubarb
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Leek
Copper 0.021mg 0.12mg Leek
Vitamin A 102IU 1667IU Leek
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.92mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 12mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.06mg Leek
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.03mg
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.4mg Leek
Vitamin B5 0.085mg 0.14mg Leek
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.233mg Leek
Folate 7µg 64µg Leek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 29.3µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Leek
Threonine mg 0.063mg Leek
Isoleucine mg 0.052mg Leek
Leucine mg 0.096mg Leek
Lysine mg 0.078mg Leek
Methionine mg 0.018mg Leek
Phenylalanine mg 0.055mg Leek
Valine mg 0.056mg Leek
Histidine mg 0.025mg Leek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.04g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.039g 0.004g Garden rhubarb
Polyunsaturated fat 0.099g 0.166g Leek

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garden rhubarb Leek
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
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

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)

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.