Rhubarb vs. Pumpkin Puree

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Pumpkin Puree


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in rhubarb and pumpkin puree:

  • Both rhubarb and pumpkin puree are high in potassium.
  • Pumpkin puree has more beta-carotene and alpha-carotene than rhubarb, however, rhubarb contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than pumpkin puree.
  • Pumpkin puree has more pantothenic acid.
  • Pumpkin puree is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Pumpkin puree is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and pumpkin puree 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Pumpkin Puree (Pumpkin, canned, without salt) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 34 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to pumpkin puree for fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for pumpkin puree, 11:82:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Pumpkin Puree
Protein 16% 11%
Carbohydrates 78% 82%
Fat 6% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts carbs - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 8.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Pumpkin puree is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 61% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 2.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 3.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and pumpkin puree are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 0.15g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Rhubarb has 90% more Vitamin C than pumpkin puree - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 4.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pumpkin puree is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 154 times more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 778ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 1.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 16ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Pumpkin puree has more pantothenic acid. Both rhubarb and pumpkin puree contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Rhubarb Pumpkin Puree
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.054 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.367 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.4 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.056 MG
Folate 7 UG 12 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 231% more calcium than pumpkin puree - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 26mg of calcium.

iron

Pumpkin puree has 532% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 1.4mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and pumpkin puree are high in potassium. Rhubarb has 40% more potassium than pumpkin puree - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and pumpkin puree has 206mg 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, pumpkin puree has more beta-carotene and alpha-carotene than rhubarb per 100 grams, however, rhubarb contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than pumpkin puree per 100 grams.

Rhubarb Pumpkin Puree
beta-carotene 61 UG 6940 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG ~
alpha-carotene ~ 4795 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, rhubarb has more linoleic acid than pumpkin puree per 100 grams.

Rhubarb Pumpkin Puree
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.007 G
Total 0.099 G 0.007 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Pumpkin Puree (Pumpkin, canned, without salt) .

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