Rhubarb vs. Arugula

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Arugula


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and arugula are high in calcium and potassium.
  • Arugula has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Arugula is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and arugula 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 Arugula (Arugula, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and arugula contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and arugula has 25 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and heavier in fat compared to arugula per calorie. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for arugula, 50:50:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Arugula
Protein 16% 50%
Carbohydrates 78% 50%
Fat 6% ~
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both rhubarb and arugula are low in carbohydrates - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and arugula has 3.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Rhubarb and arugula contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and arugula has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and arugula contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and arugula has 2.1g of sugar.



Protein

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Arugula has 187% more protein than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and arugula has 2.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and arugula are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and arugula has 0.09g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Arugula is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 88% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and arugula has 15mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Arugula is a great source of Vitamin A and it has 22 times more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and arugula has 119ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and arugula contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and arugula has 0.43mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Arugula is a great source of Vitamin K and it has 271% more Vitamin K than rhubarb - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and arugula has 108.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Arugula has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both rhubarb and arugula contain significant amounts of thiamin and niacin.

Rhubarb Arugula
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.044 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.086 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.305 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.437 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.073 MG
Folate 7 UG 97 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both rhubarb and arugula are high in calcium. Arugula has 86% more calcium than rhubarb - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and arugula has 160mg of calcium.

iron

Arugula has 564% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and arugula has 1.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and arugula are high in potassium. Arugula has 28% more potassium than rhubarb - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and arugula has 369mg 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,

Rhubarb Arugula
beta-carotene 61 UG 1424 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 3555 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Arugula
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.13 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.002 G
Total 0.099 G 0.132 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 Arugula (Arugula, raw) .

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