Rhubarb vs. Okra

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Okra


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and okra are high in calcium and potassium.
  • Okra has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Okra is an excellent source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and okra 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 Okra (Okra, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and okra contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and okra has 33 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is similar to okra for protein, carbs and fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for okra, 19:76:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Okra
Protein 16% 19%
Carbohydrates 78% 76%
Fat 6% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Rhubarb and okra contain similar amounts carbs - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and okra has 7.5g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Okra is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 78% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and okra has 3.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and okra contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and okra has 1.5g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Rhubarb and okra contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and okra has 1.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and okra are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and okra has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Okra is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 188% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and okra has 23mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Okra has 620% more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and okra has 36ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

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

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and okra contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and okra has 31.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Rhubarb Okra
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.2 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.06 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 1 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.245 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.215 MG
Folate 7 UG 60 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both rhubarb and okra are high in calcium. Rhubarb has a little more calcium (5%) than okra by weight - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and okra has 82mg of calcium.

iron

Okra has 182% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and okra has 0.62mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and okra are high in potassium. Rhubarb is very similar to rhubarb for potassium - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and okra has 299mg 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 okra contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Rhubarb Okra
beta-carotene 61 UG 416 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 280 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 27 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Okra
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.026 G
Total 0.099 G 0.026 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 Okra (Okra, raw) .

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