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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +145.4%
Equal in Selenium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 9% 9% 6% 26% 1% 3% 7% 26% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40% 63% 6%
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%
Contains more Manganese +145.4%
Equal in Selenium - 1

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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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 Choline +55.7%
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 Choline Vitamin K 7% 6% 0% 27% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 0% 4% 74%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 6% 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 Choline +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.8%
Contains more Protein +66.7%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +211.7%
Contains more Other +40%
5% 94%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 4.54 g
Water: 93.61 g
Other: 0.75 g
14% 83%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 14.15 g
Water: 83 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Water +12.8%
Contains more Protein +66.7%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +211.7%
Contains more Other +40%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +875%
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.7%
28% 20% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.053 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.039 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.099 g
19% 2% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.166 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +875%
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.196mg 0.481mg Leek
Selenium 1.1µg 1µg Garden rhubarb
Vitamin A 102IU 1667IU Leek
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 83µg Leek
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.92mg Leek
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
Choline 6.1mg 9.5mg Leek
Vitamin K 29.3µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.012mg Leek
Threonine 0.063mg Leek
Isoleucine 0.052mg Leek
Leucine 0.096mg Leek
Lysine 0.078mg Leek
Methionine 0.018mg Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055mg Leek
Valine 0.056mg Leek
Histidine 0.025mg Leek
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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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
11%
Garden rhubarb
32%
Leek
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Garden rhubarb
26%
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

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. 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.