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Broccoli vs. Dandelion greens — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Broccoli and Dandelion greens?

  • Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5, yet Dandelion greens are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin E , Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Dandelion greens' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 564% more.
  • Broccoli has 7 times more Vitamin B5 than Dandelion greens. While Broccoli has 0.573mg of Vitamin B5, Dandelion greens have only 0.084mg.

We used Broccoli, raw and Dandelion greens, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -56.6%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Contains more Calcium +297.9%
Contains more Iron +324.7%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.6%
Contains more Copper +249%
Contains more Manganese +62.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17% 28% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 57% 117% 26% 29% 36% 10% 12% 57% 45% 3%
Contains less Sodium -56.6%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Contains more Calcium +297.9%
Contains more Iron +324.7%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.6%
Contains more Copper +249%
Contains more Manganese +62.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +582.1%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1531%
Contains more Vitamin E +341%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Choline +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +666.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 11% 254%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 610% 69% 0% 117% 48% 60% 16% 6% 58% 21% 0% 20% 1946%
Contains more Vitamin C +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +582.1%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1531%
Contains more Vitamin E +341%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Choline +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +666.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +89.2%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Other +106.9%
Equal in Protein - 2.7
Equal in Water - 85.6
3% 7% 89%
Protein: 2.82 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.64 g
Water: 89.3 g
Other: 0.87 g
3% 9% 86% 2%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 9.2 g
Water: 85.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Fats +89.2%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Other +106.9%
Equal in Protein - 2.7
Equal in Water - 85.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +705.3%
44% 13% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.038 g
35% 3% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.17 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.306 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +705.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Broccoli Dandelion greens
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Dandelion greens Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 5.7g Dandelion greens
Protein 2.82g 2.7g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.7g Dandelion greens
Carbs 6.64g 9.2g Dandelion greens
Calories 34kcal 45kcal Dandelion greens
Fructose 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 0.71g Dandelion greens
Fiber 2.6g 3.5g Dandelion greens
Calcium 47mg 187mg Dandelion greens
Iron 0.73mg 3.1mg Dandelion greens
Magnesium 21mg 36mg Dandelion greens
Phosphorus 66mg 66mg
Potassium 316mg 397mg Dandelion greens
Sodium 33mg 76mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.41mg 0.41mg
Copper 0.049mg 0.171mg Dandelion greens
Manganese 0.21mg 0.342mg Dandelion greens
Selenium 2.5µg 0.5µg Broccoli
Vitamin A 623IU 10161IU Dandelion greens
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 508µg Dandelion greens
Vitamin E 0.78mg 3.44mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin C 89.2mg 35mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.19mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.26mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.806mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.084mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.251mg Dandelion greens
Folate 63µg 27µg Broccoli
Choline 18.7mg 35.3mg Dandelion greens
Vitamin K 101.6µg 778.4µg Dandelion greens
Tryptophan 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg Broccoli
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.17g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.014g Dandelion greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.306g Dandelion greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Dandelion greens
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Broccoli
228%
Dandelion greens
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Broccoli
39%
Dandelion greens

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.99g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.131g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/nutrients
  2. Dandelion greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169226/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.