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Watercress vs Garden rhubarb - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watercress and Garden rhubarb different?

  • Watercress is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Garden rhubarb is higher in Fiber.
  • Watercress covers your daily need of Vitamin K 184% more than Garden rhubarb.
  • Watercress contains 32 times more Vitamin A RAE than Garden rhubarb. Watercress contains 160µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Garden rhubarb contains 5µg.

Watercress, raw and Rhubarb, raw types were used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +39.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +328.6%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.22
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 8% 15% 26% 30% 6% 3% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 9% 9% 6% 26% 1% 3% 7%
Contains more Calcium +39.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +328.6%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.22
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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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Contains more Vitamin A +3028.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +264.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +437.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +753.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 192% 20% 0% 144% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 7% 0% 625%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 6% 0% 27% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 0% 74%
Contains more Vitamin A +3028.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +264.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +437.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +753.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%

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.
Watercress Garden rhubarb
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watercress Garden rhubarb Opinion
Net carbs 0.79g 2.74g Garden rhubarb
Protein 2.3g 0.9g Watercress
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Garden rhubarb
Carbs 1.29g 4.54g Garden rhubarb
Calories 11kcal 21kcal Garden rhubarb
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.2g 1.1g Watercress
Fiber 0.5g 1.8g Garden rhubarb
Calcium 120mg 86mg Watercress
Iron 0.2mg 0.22mg Garden rhubarb
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Watercress
Phosphorus 60mg 14mg Watercress
Potassium 330mg 288mg Watercress
Sodium 41mg 4mg Garden rhubarb
Zinc 0.11mg 0.1mg Watercress
Copper 0.077mg 0.021mg Watercress
Vitamin A 3191IU 102IU Watercress
Vitamin E 1mg 0.27mg Watercress
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 43mg 8mg Watercress
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.02mg Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.03mg Watercress
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.3mg Garden rhubarb
Vitamin B5 0.31mg 0.085mg Watercress
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.024mg Watercress
Folate 9µg 7µg Watercress
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 250µg 29.3µg Watercress
Tryptophan 0.03mg mg Watercress
Threonine 0.133mg mg Watercress
Isoleucine 0.093mg mg Watercress
Leucine 0.166mg mg Watercress
Lysine 0.134mg mg Watercress
Methionine 0.02mg mg Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.114mg mg Watercress
Valine 0.137mg mg Watercress
Histidine 0.04mg mg Watercress
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.053g Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.039g Garden rhubarb
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.099g Garden rhubarb

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watercress Garden rhubarb
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
91
Watercress
12
Garden rhubarb
Mineral Summary Score
18
Watercress
11
Garden rhubarb

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
14%
Watercress
5%
Garden rhubarb
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
5%
Garden rhubarb
Fats
0%
Watercress
1%
Garden rhubarb

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Watercress
Watercress is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watercress
Watercress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/nutrients
  2. Garden rhubarb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167758/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.