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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 Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.5%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Equal in Sodium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.5%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 2.5g 1.82g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 16.8g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 72kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 3.2g 2g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 16mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.6mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 60mg 34mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 12mg 13mg Shallot
Zinc 0.4mg 0.34mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 5mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.025mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.203mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.16mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 11µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.1µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.012mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.036mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.051mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.074mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.057mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.013mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.045mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.073mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.03mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.203g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shallot Ginger
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
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

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 - 20)
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.

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.