Rhubarb vs. Green Bean

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Green Bean


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and green bean are high in potassium.
  • Green bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Green bean is a great source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and green bean 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 Green Bean (Beans, snap, green, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and green bean contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and green bean has 31 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is lighter in protein and similar to green bean for carbs and fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for green bean, 20:76:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Green Bean
Protein 16% 20%
Carbohydrates 78% 76%
Fat 6% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Rhubarb and green bean contain similar amounts carbs - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and green bean has 7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Green bean is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 50% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and green bean has 2.7g of dietary fiber.

sugar

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



Protein

protein

Rhubarb and green bean contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and green bean has 1.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Green bean is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 53% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and green bean has 12.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Green bean has 600% more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and green bean has 35ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and green bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and green bean has 0.41mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and green bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and green bean has 43ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Green bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Rhubarb Green Bean
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.082 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.104 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.734 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.225 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.141 MG
Folate 7 UG 33 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 132% more calcium than green bean - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and green bean has 37mg of calcium.

iron

Green bean has 368% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and green bean has 1mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and green bean are high in potassium. Rhubarb has 36% more potassium than green bean - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and green bean has 211mg 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 Green Bean
beta-carotene 61 UG 379 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 640 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 69 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Green Bean
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.044 G
Total 0.099 G 0.044 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 Green Bean (Beans, snap, green, raw) .

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