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Brussels sprout vs Broccoli - 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?
?
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.
Brussels sprout Broccoli
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
Brussels sprout Broccoli
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
104
Brussels sprout
80
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
16
Brussels sprout
14
Broccoli

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
:
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Equal in Phosphorus - 66
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Equal in Phosphorus - 66

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
:
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 89.2
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 89.2

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
20%
Brussels sprout
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
2%
Broccoli

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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 Brussels sprout Broccoli Opinion
Calories 43 34 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 2.82 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 85 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 8.95 6.64 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.73 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 47 Broccoli
Potassium 389 316 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 21 Brussels sprout
Sugars 2.2 1.7 Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8 2.6 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.049 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.41 Brussels sprout
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 69 66 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 33 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754 623 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 0.78 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.071 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.639 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.175 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 101.6 Brussels sprout
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.011 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.038 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.033 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.088 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.079 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.129 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.135 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.155 0.125 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.059 Brussels sprout
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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