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Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) and Beetroot different?

  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium, however Beetroot is richer in Folate, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is 15% higher.
  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Beetroot. While Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 0.107mg of Vitamin B1, Beetroot contains only 0.031mg.

Yardlong bean, raw and Beets, raw are the varieties 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 +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +91.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.35
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 18% 32% 26% 22% 1% 11% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Calcium +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +91.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.35

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 +2521.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +283.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +245.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179.2%
Contains more Folate +75.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 52% 0% 0% 63% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 47% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2521.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +283.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +245.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179.2%
Contains more Folate +75.8%

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.
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 8.35g 6.76g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Protein 2.8g 1.61g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats 0.4g 0.17g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 8.35g 9.56g Beetroot
Calories 47kcal 43kcal Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 6.76g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber g 2.8g Beetroot
Calcium 50mg 16mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Iron 0.47mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Magnesium 44mg 23mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Phosphorus 59mg 40mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Potassium 240mg 325mg Beetroot
Sodium 4mg 78mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Zinc 0.37mg 0.35mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Copper 0.048mg 0.075mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 865IU 33IU Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 4.9mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B1 0.107mg 0.031mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.04mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B3 0.41mg 0.334mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B5 0.055mg 0.155mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.067mg Beetroot
Folate 62µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.2µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.032mg 0.019mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Threonine 0.104mg 0.047mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Isoleucine 0.15mg 0.048mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Leucine 0.2mg 0.068mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lysine 0.184mg 0.058mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Methionine 0.04mg 0.018mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Phenylalanine 0.154mg 0.046mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Valine 0.162mg 0.056mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Histidine 0.09mg 0.021mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.105g 0.027g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.032g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.06g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Beetroot
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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
18
Beetroot

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%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
10%
Beetroot
Fats
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.