Beets vs. Kimchi

Nutrition comparison of Beets and Kimchi


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

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

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

  • Beet has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, kimchi contains more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6.
  • Beet is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Beet is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Kimchi has 5.3 times less sugar than beet.
  • Kimchi has 65% less calories than beet.
  • Kimchi has 75% less carbohydrates than beet.
  • Kimchi is a great source of iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beets and kimchi 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: Beets (Beets, raw) and Kimchi (Cabbage, kimchi) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Kimchi has 65% less calories than beet - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and kimchi has 15 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beets is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to kimchi per calorie. Beets has a macronutrient ratio of 14:83:3 and for kimchi, 24:51:25 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beets Kimchi
Protein 14% 24%
Carbohydrates 83% 51%
Fat 3% 25%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Kimchi has 75% less carbohydrates than beet - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and kimchi has 2.4g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in beets are made of 71% sugar and 29% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in kimchi comprise of 60% dietary fiber and 40% sugar.

dietary fiber

Beet is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 75% more dietary fiber than kimchi - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and kimchi has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Kimchi has 5.3 times less sugar than beet - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and kimchi has 1.1g of sugar.



Protein

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Beets and kimchi contain similar amounts of protein - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and kimchi has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beets and kimchi are low in saturated fat - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and kimchi has 0.07g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

Beets and kimchi contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and kimchi has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Beets and kimchi contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and kimchi has 0.11mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Kimchi has 217 times more Vitamin K than beet - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and kimchi has 43.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Beet has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, kimchi contains more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6.

Beets Kimchi
Thiamin 0.031 MG 0.01 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.21 MG
Niacin 0.334 MG 1.1 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.155 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.067 MG 0.213 MG
Folate 109 UG 52 UG

Minerals

calcium

Kimchi has 106% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and kimchi has 33mg of calcium.

iron

Kimchi is a great source of iron and it has 213% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and kimchi has 2.5mg of iron.

potassium

Beet is an excellent source of potassium and it has 115% more potassium than kimchi - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and kimchi has 151mg 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,

Beets Kimchi
beta-carotene 20 UG 55 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 1 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 49 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Beets Kimchi
alpha linoleic acid 0.005 G 0.137 G
Total 0.005 G 0.137 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both beets and kimchi contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Beets Kimchi
linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.104 G
Total 0.055 G 0.104 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: Beets (Beets, raw) and Kimchi (Cabbage, kimchi) .

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