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Broccoli vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Broccoli and Arrowroot?

  • Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Fiber, yet Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 97% more.
  • Broccoli has 2 times more Fiber than Arrowroot. While Broccoli has 2.6g of Fiber, Arrowroot has only 1.3g.

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

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

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
65
Broccoli
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
31
Arrowroot

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
17%
Broccoli
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Arrowroot

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.
Broccoli Arrowroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Broccoli Arrowroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

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 lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 34 65 Arrowroot
Protein 2.82 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.37 0.2 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 1.9 Broccoli
Net carbs 4.039999961853027 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 6.64 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 47 6 Broccoli
Potassium 316 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 21 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 1.7 Arrowroot
Fiber 2.6 1.3 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.41 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 33 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 623 19 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.059 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.292 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 63 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.039
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.004 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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