Baguette vs. Beets

Nutrition comparison of Baguette and Beets


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of baguette versus beets (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in baguette and beets:

  • Both beets and baguette are high in dietary fiber.
  • Baguette has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.
  • Baguette is a great source of calcium and protein.
  • Baguette is an excellent source of iron.
  • Beet is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of baguette and beets is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Baguette (Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough)) and Beets (Beets, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Baguette is high in calories and beet has 84% less calories than baguette - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and baguette has 272 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, baguette is lighter in carbs, heavier in fat and similar to beets for protein. Baguette has a macronutrient ratio of 16:76:8 and for beets, 14:83:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Baguette Beets
Protein 16% 14%
Carbohydrates 76% 83%
Fat 8% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Baguette is high in carbohydrates and beet has 82% less carbohydrates than baguette - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and baguette has 51.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in beets are made of 71% sugar and 29% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in baguette comprise of 87% starch, 9% sugar and 4% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Both beets and baguette are high in dietary fiber. Beet has 27% more dietary fiber than baguette - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and baguette has 2.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Beets and baguette contain similar amounts of sugar - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and baguette has 4.6g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Baguette is a great source of protein and it has 568% more protein than beet - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and baguette has 10.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beets and baguette are low in saturated fat - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and baguette has 0.53g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both baguette and beets are low in trans fat - baguette has 0.01g of trans fat per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beet has more Vitamin C than baguette - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and baguette does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Beets and baguette contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and baguette does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beets and baguette contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and baguette has 0.21mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beets and baguette contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and baguette has 0.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Baguette has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Both baguette and beets contain significant amounts of Vitamin B6 and folate.

Baguette Beets
Thiamin 0.71 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.427 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 4.817 MG 0.334 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.455 MG 0.155 MG
Vitamin B6 0.107 MG 0.067 MG
Folate 123 UG 109 UG

Minerals

calcium

Baguette is a great source of calcium and it has 225% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and baguette has 52mg of calcium.

iron

Baguette is an excellent source of iron and it has 389% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and baguette has 3.9mg of iron.

potassium

Beet is an excellent source of potassium and it has 178% more potassium than baguette - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and baguette has 117mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Baguette Beets
lutein + zeaxanthin 45 UG ~
beta-carotene ~ 20 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, baguette has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than beet per 100 grams.

Baguette Beets
alpha linoleic acid 0.064 G 0.005 G
Total 0.064 G 0.005 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, baguette has more linoleic acid than beet per 100 grams.

Baguette Beets
other omega 6 0.001 G ~
linoleic acid 0.79 G 0.055 G
Total 0.791 G 0.055 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Baguette (Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough)) and Beets (Beets, raw) .

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