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Flax vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Flax and Tarragon

  • Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Copper, however Tarragon is richer in Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin C.
  • Tarragon's daily need coverage for Iron is 332% higher.
  • Flax has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Tarragon. While Flax has 1.644mg of Vitamin B1, Tarragon has only 0.251mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, flaxseed and Spices, tarragon, dried.

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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
Flax
5
:
Contains more Magnesium +13%
Contains more Copper +80.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.1%
Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Iron +463.7%
Contains more Calcium +346.7%
Contains more Potassium +271.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1212% 342% 267% 248% 226% 107% 135% 9%
Contains more Magnesium +13%
Contains more Copper +80.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.1%
Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Iron +463.7%
Contains more Calcium +346.7%
Contains more Potassium +271.5%

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
Flax
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +555%
Contains more Vitamin C +8233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +731.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +409.5%
Contains more Folate +214.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 167% 252% 0% 0% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 0% 0% 206%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +555%
Contains more Vitamin C +8233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +731.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +409.5%
Contains more Folate +214.9%

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
63
Flax
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
318
Tarragon

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
110%
Flax
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
50%
Tarragon
Fats
195%
Flax
33%
Tarragon

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

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Flax Tarragon
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 lower in Sugar?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.782g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $3)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Tarragon Opinion
Calories 534 295 Flax
Protein 18.29 22.77 Tarragon
Fats 42.16 7.24 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 50 Tarragon
Carbs 28.88 50.22 Tarragon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 32.3 Tarragon
Calcium 255 1139 Tarragon
Potassium 813 3020 Tarragon
Magnesium 392 347 Flax
Sugar 1.55 Tarragon
Fiber 27.3 7.4 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.677 Flax
Zinc 4.34 3.9 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 313 Flax
Sodium 30 62 Flax
Vitamin A 0 4200 Tarragon
Vitamin E 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.251 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 1.339 Tarragon
Vitamin B3 3.08 8.95 Tarragon
Vitamin B5 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 2.41 Tarragon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Flax
Folate 87 274 Tarragon
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663 1.881 Tarragon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.474 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 3.698 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 Flax
Valine 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.472 Flax
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients
  2. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.