United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  02021, Spices, ginger, ground
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Zingiber officinale
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.84   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.78   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp 1.8 g

tbsp 5.2 g
Proximates Water 1, 2 g 9.94 2 -- 0.18 0.52
Proximates Energy kcal 335 -- -- 6 17
Proximates Energy kJ 1404 -- -- 25 73
Proximates Protein 1 g 8.98 1 -- 0.16 0.47
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 4.24 1 -- 0.08 0.22
Proximates Ash 1 g 5.22 1 -- 0.09 0.27
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 71.62 -- -- 1.29 3.72
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2, 3 g 14.1 3 0.900 0.3 0.7
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 3.39 1 -- 0.06 0.18
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.20 1 -- 0.00 0.01
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 1.22 1 -- 0.02 0.06
Proximates Fructose 1 g 1.78 1 -- 0.03 0.09
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.19 1 -- 0.00 0.01
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 114 1 -- 2 6
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 19.80 1 -- 0.36 1.03
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 214 1 -- 4 11
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 168 1 -- 3 9
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 1320 1 -- 24 69
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 27 1 -- 0 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 4 mg 3.64 2 -- 0.07 0.19
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.480 1 -- 0.009 0.025
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 33.300 1 -- 0.599 1.732
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 55.8 1 -- 1.0 2.9
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 0.7 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.046 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.170 1 -- 0.003 0.009
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 9.620 1 -- 0.173 0.500
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.477 1 -- 0.009 0.025
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 5 mg 0.626 3 0.215 0.011 0.033
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 13 1 -- 0 1
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 13 1 -- 0 1
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 13 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 41.2 -- -- 0.7 2.1
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 3.4 1 -- 0.1 0.2
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 2 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 18 1 -- 0 1
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1 IU 30 1 -- 1 2
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 3.01 1 -- 0.05 0.16
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 0.8 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.599 -- -- 0.047 0.135
Lipids 4:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.027 1 -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 1.560 1 -- 0.028 0.081
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.068 1 -- 0.001 0.004
Lipids 13:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.044 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.574 1 -- 0.010 0.030
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.227 1 -- 0.004 0.012
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.479 -- -- 0.009 0.025
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.032 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.036 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.016 1 -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.357 -- -- 0.006 0.019
Lipids 18:1 c 1 g 0.357 1 -- 0.006 0.019
Lipids 18:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.037 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.929 -- -- 0.017 0.048
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.706 1 -- 0.013 0.037
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.223 -- -- 0.004 0.012
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1 g 0.223 1 -- 0.004 0.012
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 83 -- -- 1 4
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1, 3 g 0.152 -- -- 0.003 0.008
Amino Acids Threonine 1, 3 g 0.289 -- -- 0.005 0.015
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1, 3 g 0.341 -- -- 0.006 0.018
Amino Acids Leucine 1, 3 g 0.513 -- -- 0.009 0.027
Amino Acids Lysine 1, 3 g 0.241 -- -- 0.004 0.013
Amino Acids Methionine 1, 3 g 0.089 -- -- 0.002 0.005
Amino Acids Cystine 1, 3 g 0.099 -- -- 0.002 0.005
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1, 3 g 0.311 -- -- 0.006 0.016
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1, 3 g 0.243 -- -- 0.004 0.013
Amino Acids Valine 1, 3 g 0.411 -- -- 0.007 0.021
Amino Acids Arginine 1, 3 g 0.708 -- -- 0.013 0.037
Amino Acids Histidine 1, 3 g 0.199 -- -- 0.004 0.010
Amino Acids Alanine 1, 3 g 0.272 -- -- 0.005 0.014
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1, 3 g 1.387 -- -- 0.025 0.072
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1, 3 g 0.790 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Amino Acids Glycine 1, 3 g 0.497 -- -- 0.009 0.026
Amino Acids Proline 1, 3 g 0.334 -- -- 0.006 0.017
Amino Acids Serine 1, 3 g 0.250 -- -- 0.005 0.013
Amino Acids Hydroxyproline 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 6h , 2002  Beltsville MD  
2Dawn Food Products Dawn Food Products, Fiber Analysis , 1990    
3K.U. Pradeep Common Indian spices: Nutrient composition, consumption and contribution to dietary value , 1993 Plant Food for Human Nutrition 44   pp.137-148
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Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1265 GINGER
  • C0238 ROOT, TUBER OR BULB
  • E0106 FINELY GROUND
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0117 HEAT DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION