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Arrowroot vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Arrowroot and Broccoli?

  • Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, yet Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 97% more.
  • Arrowroot has 5 times more Folate than Broccoli. While Arrowroot has 338µg of Folate, Broccoli has only 63µg.

We used Arrowroot, raw and Broccoli, raw types in this article.

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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 +204.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.5%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.7%
Contains more Copper +146.9%
Contains more Calcium +683.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Iron +204.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.5%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.7%
Contains more Copper +146.9%
Contains more Calcium +683.3%

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 B1 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Folate +436.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3178.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +4594.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Folate +436.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3178.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +4594.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 4.04g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 2.82g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 13.39g 6.64g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 34kcal Arrowroot
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar g 1.7g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 6mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 2.22mg 0.73mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 21mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 66mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 316mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 33mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.63mg 0.41mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.049mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.071mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.639mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.175mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 63µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.039g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.038g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Broccoli
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
18
Broccoli

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.039 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.