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Spinach vs Chard - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Spinach and Chard

  • Spinach is richer in Folate, Manganese, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, yet Chard is richer in Vitamin K, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chard is 289% higher.
  • Spinach contains 14 times more Folate than Chard. Spinach contains 194µg of Folate, while Chard contains 14µg.
  • Spinach contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Spinach, raw and Chard, swiss, 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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Chard
Contains more Iron +50.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.9%
Contains more Copper +37.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 81
Equal in Phosphorus - 46
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 30% 50% 57% 44% 15% 22% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 16% 34% 58% 60% 10% 20% 28%
Contains more Iron +50.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.9%
Contains more Copper +37.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 81
Equal in Phosphorus - 46

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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3
Chard
Contains more Vitamin A +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97%
Contains more Folate +1285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 30
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.89
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 563% 41% 0% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 0% 1208% 146%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 100% 367% 38% 0% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 0% 2075% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97%
Contains more Folate +1285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 30
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.89

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
181
Spinach
222
Chard
Mineral Summary Score
41
Spinach
36
Chard

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
17%
Spinach
11%
Chard
Carbohydrates
4%
Spinach
4%
Chard
Fats
2%
Spinach
1%
Chard

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

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Spinach Chard
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spinach
Spinach contains less Sodium (difference - 134mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chard
Chard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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 Spinach Chard Opinion
Calories 23 19 Spinach
Protein 2.86 1.8 Spinach
Fats 0.39 0.2 Spinach
Vitamin C 28.1 30 Chard
Carbs 3.63 3.74 Chard
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.71 1.8 Spinach
Calcium 99 51 Spinach
Potassium 558 379 Spinach
Magnesium 79 81 Chard
Sugar 0.42 1.1 Spinach
Fiber 2.2 1.6 Spinach
Copper 0.13 0.179 Chard
Zinc 0.53 0.36 Spinach
Starch
Phosphorus 49 46 Spinach
Sodium 79 213 Spinach
Vitamin A 9377 6116 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 1.89 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.04 Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.189 0.09 Spinach
Vitamin B3 0.724 0.4 Spinach
Vitamin B5 0.065 0.172 Chard
Vitamin B6 0.195 0.099 Spinach
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 830 Chard
Folate 194 14 Spinach
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.063 0.03 Chard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.04 Chard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165 0.07 Spinach
Tryptophan 0.039 0.017 Spinach
Threonine 0.122 0.083 Spinach
Isoleucine 0.147 0.147
Leucine 0.223 0.13 Spinach
Lysine 0.174 0.099 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 0.019 Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.129 0.11 Spinach
Valine 0.161 0.11 Spinach
Histidine 0.064 0.036 Spinach
Fructose 0.15 Spinach

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/nutrients
  2. Chard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169991/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.