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Spinach vs Purslane
CALORIC DENSITY
Spinach, raw
Purslane, raw
0.23
0.16
11457
11427

First, let's take a look at the macros. Each of these are listed in grams and as usual, normalized to 200 calories for easy comparison, so we're always comparing apples to apples.

*All our data comes from the USDA Nutrient Database.
Spinach
Purslane
Protein = 25g
Protein = 16g
Carbohydrates = 32g
Carbohydrates = 43g
Fat = 3g
Fat = 1g
Fiber = 19g
Fiber = 0g
Monounsaturated = 0g
Monounsaturated = 0g
Polyunsaturated = 1g
Polyunsaturated = 0g
Saturated Fat = 1g
Saturated Fat = 0g
Nutrient spinach purslane
Protein 25g 16g
Carbohydrate 32g 43g
Fiber 19g 0g
Fat 3g 1g
Monounsat. Fat 0g 1g
Polyunsat. Fat 1g 0g
Saturated Fat 1g 0g
spinach
Note: the chart below maxes out at 20, so you can see better.

Next, let's take a look at the Vitamin density. These values are shown in units of percent of recommended daily intake. And since we're showing 200 calories worth, this means anything above 10% is good.

Choline = 37%
Choline = 38%
Vitamin A = 653%
Vitamin A = 132%
Vitamin C = 326%
Vitamin C = 350%
Vitamin E = 147%
Vitamin E = 0%
Vitamin K = 5249%
Vitamin K = 0%
Nutrientspinachpurslane
Choline37%38%
Vitamin A653%132%
Vitamin C326%350%
Vitamin E147%0%
Vitamin K5249%0%

Spinach have significantly more Vitamins A, E, K than purslane. Purslane have significantly more Vitamins C than spinach. Spinach are a great source of Thiamin, Niacin, Zinc, Phosphorus. Spinach are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron. Purslane are a good source of Zinc. Purslane are a great source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus. Purslane are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron.

purslane

And here we see the B-vitamins: B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B1 = 68%
Vitamin B1 = 59%
Vitamin B2 = 149%
Vitamin B2 = 127%
Vitamin B3 = 53%
Vitamin B3 = 50%
Vitamin B5 = 11%
Vitamin B5 = 9%
Vitamin B6 = 154%
Vitamin B6 = 83%
Vitamin B12 = 0%
Vitamin B12 = 0%
Nutrientspinachpurslane
Vitamin B168%59%
Vitamin B2149%127%
Vitamin B353%50%
Vitamin B511%9%
Vitamin B6154%83%
Vitamin B120%0%

Now, lets look at mineral density. Here we have a lot of important electrolytes and minerals. Once again, units are in percent of RDI, thus for this 200 calorie serving anything above 10% would considered high.

Sodium = 46%
Sodium = 38%
Potassium = 139%
Potassium = 176%
Calcium = 172%
Calcium = 163%
Magnesium = 196%
Magnesium = 243%
Phosphorus = 73%
Phosphorus = 95%
Iron = 393%
Iron = 415%
Manganese = 339%
Manganese = 165%
Selenium = 19%
Selenium = 25%
Copper = 113%
Copper = 141%
Zinc = 49%
Zinc = 23%
Nutrientspinachpurslane
Sodium46%38%
Potasium139%176%
Calcium172%163%
Magnesium196%243%
Phosphorus73%95%
Iron393%415%
Manganese339%165%
Selenium19%25%
Copper113%141%
Zinc49%23%

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