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Shallot vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shallot and Ginger

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Iron, and Folate, however Ginger is higher in Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Ginger covers your daily need of Copper 15% more than Shallot.
  • Shallot has 3 times more Folate than Ginger. While Shallot has 34µg of Folate, Ginger has only 11µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Shallots, raw and Ginger root, 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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Ginger
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Equal in Sodium - 13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Equal in Sodium - 13

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%

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
15
Shallot
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
24
Ginger

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
15%
Shallot
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Shallot
3%
Ginger

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

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Shallot Ginger
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 contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.186g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Ginger Opinion
Calories 72 80 Ginger
Protein 2.5 1.82 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 8 5 Shallot
Net carbs 13.600000381469727 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 16.8 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.6 Shallot
Calcium 37 16 Shallot
Potassium 334 415 Ginger
Magnesium 21 43 Ginger
Sugar 7.87 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 3.2 2 Shallot
Copper 0.088 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.4 0.34 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 60 34 Shallot
Sodium 12 13 Shallot
Vitamin A 4 0 Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.025 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.034 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.203 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.16 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 0.1 Shallot
Folate 34 11 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.203 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.028 0.012 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.036 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.051 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.074 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.057 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.013 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.045 Shallot
Valine 0.11 0.073 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.03 Shallot
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.