Rhubarb vs. Leeks

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Leeks


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and leeks are high in calcium.
  • Leek has more thiamin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Leek has signficantly more Vitamin A than rhubarb.
  • Leek is a great source of iron.
  • Rhubarb has 66% less calories than leek.
  • Rhubarb has 68% less carbohydrates than leek.
  • Rhubarb is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and leeks 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 Leeks (Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb has 66% less calories than leek - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and leek has 61 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to leeks for fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for leeks, 9:86:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Leeks
Protein 16% 9%
Carbohydrates 78% 86%
Fat 6% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Rhubarb has 68% less carbohydrates than leek - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and leek has 14.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

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

sugar

Rhubarb and leeks contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and leek has 3.9g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Rhubarb and leeks contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and leek has 1.5g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and leeks are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and leek has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Leek has 50% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and leek has 12mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Leek has signficantly more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and leek has 83ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and leeks contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and leek has 0.92mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and leeks contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and leek has 47ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Rhubarb Leeks
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.06 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.03 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.4 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.14 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.233 MG
Folate 7 UG 64 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both rhubarb and leeks are high in calcium. Rhubarb has 46% more calcium than leek - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and leek has 59mg of calcium.

iron

Leek is a great source of iron and it has 855% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and leek has 2.1mg of iron.

potassium

Rhubarb is a great source of potassium and it has 60% more potassium than leek - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and leek has 180mg 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 Leeks
beta-carotene 61 UG 1000 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 1900 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Leeks
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.067 G
Total 0.099 G 0.067 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 Leeks (Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw) .

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