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Garlic powder vs. Table salt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Garlic powder and Table salt?

  • Garlic powder is richer than Table salt in Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1683% more.
  • The amount of Sodium in Garlic powder is lower.

We used Spices, garlic powder and Salt, table types in this article.

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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 +229.2%
Contains more Iron +1612.1%
Contains more Magnesium +7600%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +14812.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +2890%
Contains more Copper +1676.7%
Contains more Manganese +879%
Contains more Selenium +23800%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 212% 55% 178% 106% 8% 82% 178% 128% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +229.2%
Contains more Iron +1612.1%
Contains more Magnesium +7600%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +14812.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +2890%
Contains more Copper +1676.7%
Contains more Manganese +879%
Contains more Selenium +23800%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 14% 0% 4% 109% 33% 15% 45% 382% 36% 0% 37% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +3125%
Contains more Other +2719.2%
17% 73% 6% 4%
Protein: 16.55 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 72.73 g
Water: 6.45 g
Other: 3.54 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0.2 g
Other: 99.8 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +3125%
Contains more Other +2719.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Garlic powder Table salt
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic powder Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 63.73g 0g Garlic powder
Protein 16.55g 0g Garlic powder
Fats 0.73g 0g Garlic powder
Carbs 72.73g 0g Garlic powder
Calories 331kcal 0kcal Garlic powder
Fructose 0.31g Garlic powder
Sugar 2.43g 0g Table salt
Fiber 9g 0g Garlic powder
Calcium 79mg 24mg Garlic powder
Iron 5.65mg 0.33mg Garlic powder
Magnesium 77mg 1mg Garlic powder
Phosphorus 414mg 0mg Garlic powder
Potassium 1193mg 8mg Garlic powder
Sodium 60mg 38758mg Garlic powder
Zinc 2.99mg 0.1mg Garlic powder
Copper 0.533mg 0.03mg Garlic powder
Manganese 0.979mg 0.1mg Garlic powder
Selenium 23.9µg 0.1µg Garlic powder
Vitamin E 0.67mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin B1 0.435mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin B3 0.796mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin B5 0.743mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin B6 1.654mg 0mg Garlic powder
Folate 47µg 0µg Garlic powder
Choline 67.5mg 0mg Garlic powder
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Garlic powder
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0mg Garlic powder
Threonine 0.374mg 0mg Garlic powder
Isoleucine 0.414mg 0mg Garlic powder
Leucine 0.728mg 0mg Garlic powder
Lysine 0.768mg 0mg Garlic powder
Methionine 0.111mg 0mg Garlic powder
Phenylalanine 0.525mg 0mg Garlic powder
Valine 0.667mg 0mg Garlic powder
Histidine 0.263mg 0mg Garlic powder
Saturated Fat 0.249g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.115g 0g Garlic powder
Polyunsaturated fat 0.178g 0g Garlic powder
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.022g Garlic powder
Omega-3 - ALA 0.012g Garlic powder

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic powder Table salt
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
52%
Garlic powder
0%
Table salt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Garlic powder
510%
Table salt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.43g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.249g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garlic powder
Garlic powder contains less Sodium (difference - 38698mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic powder
Garlic powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic powder
Garlic powder is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Garlic powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171325/nutrients
  2. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.