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Broccoli vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Broccoli and Beetroot

  • Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B2, while Beetroot is higher in Folate and Manganese.
  • Broccoli covers your daily Vitamin C needs 94% more than Beetroot.
  • Broccoli has 508 times more Vitamin K than Beetroot. Broccoli has 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Beetroot has 0.2µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Broccoli, raw and Beets, raw.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +65%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +65%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 +1720.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1787.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50700%
Contains more Folate +73%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +1720.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1787.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50700%
Contains more Folate +73%

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
65
Broccoli
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
10%
Beetroot
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Beetroot

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Beetroot
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 contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 5.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Beetroot Opinion
Calories 34 43 Beetroot
Protein 2.82 1.61 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.17 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 4.9 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 9.56 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 47 16 Broccoli
Potassium 316 325 Beetroot
Magnesium 21 23 Beetroot
Sugars 1.7 6.76 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 2.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.049 0.075 Beetroot
Zinc 0.41 0.35 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 40 Broccoli
Sodium 33 78 Broccoli
Vitamin A 623 33 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 0.04 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.031 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.04 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.334 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.155 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.067 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 0.2 Broccoli
Folate 63 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.033 0.019 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.047 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.048 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.068 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.058 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.018 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.046 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.056 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.021 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 of 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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.