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Broccoli vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Broccoli Brussels sprout
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Brussels sprout
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
80
Broccoli
104
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
14
Broccoli
16
Brussels sprout

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 69
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 69

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +21%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 85
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +21%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 85

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
17%
Broccoli
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Brussels sprout

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Broccoli Brussels sprout Opinion
Calories 34 43 Brussels sprout
Protein 2.82 3.38 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.37 0.3 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 85 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 8.95 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 1.4 Brussels sprout
Calcium 47 42 Broccoli
Potassium 316 389 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 21 23 Brussels sprout
Sugars 1.7 2.2 Brussels sprout
Fiber 2.6 3.8 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.049 0.07 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.41 0.42 Brussels sprout
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 69 Brussels sprout
Sodium 33 25 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 623 754 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.78 0.88 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.139 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.09 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.745 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.309 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.219 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 177 Brussels sprout
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.062 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.023 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 153 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.033 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.088 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.079 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.129 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.135 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.038 0.032 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.098 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.059 0.076 Brussels sprout
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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