Rhubarb vs. Alfalfa Sprouts

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Alfalfa Sprouts


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts:

  • Alfalfa sprout has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Rhubarb is a great source of potassium.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts 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 Alfalfa Sprouts (Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 23 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to alfalfa sprouts per calorie. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for alfalfa sprouts, 53:29:18 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Alfalfa Sprouts
Protein 16% 53%
Carbohydrates 78% 29%
Fat 6% 18%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts are low in carbohydrates - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 2.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 1.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 0.2g of sugar.



Protein

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Alfalfa sprout has 343% more protein than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 4g of protein.

Fat

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Both rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 0.07g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 8.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 8ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 0.02mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 30.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Alfalfa sprout has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate. Both rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain significant amounts of niacin and Vitamin B6.

Rhubarb Alfalfa Sprouts
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.076 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.126 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.481 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.563 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.034 MG
Folate 7 UG 36 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 169% more calcium than alfalfa sprout - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 32mg of calcium.

iron

Alfalfa sprout has 336% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 0.96mg of iron.

potassium

Rhubarb is a great source of potassium and it has 265% more potassium than alfalfa sprout - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and alfalfa sprout has 79mg 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, both rhubarb and alfalfa sprouts contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Rhubarb Alfalfa Sprouts
beta-carotene 61 UG 87 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG ~
alpha-carotene ~ 6 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Alfalfa Sprouts
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.234 G
Total 0.099 G 0.234 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 Alfalfa Sprouts (Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw) .

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