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Broccoli vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Broccoli and Pea

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin B5, however Pea has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B3, Manganese and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Broccoli is 64% higher.
  • Pea has 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Broccoli. Broccoli has 0.573mg of Vitamin B5, while Pea has 0.104mg.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, raw and Peas, green, 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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6
Pea
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +29.5%
Contains more Iron +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +259.2%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +29.5%
Contains more Iron +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +259.2%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%

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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5
Pea
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +451%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +274.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169
Equal in Folate - 65
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +451%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +274.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169
Equal in Folate - 65

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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
14%
Pea
Fats
2%
Broccoli
2%
Pea

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Pea
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 Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Pea Opinion
Calories 34 81 Pea
Protein 2.82 5.42 Pea
Fats 0.37 0.4 Pea
Vitamin C 89.2 40 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 14.45 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 1.47 Pea
Calcium 47 25 Broccoli
Potassium 316 244 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 33 Pea
Sugars 1.7 5.67 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 5.7 Pea
Copper 0.049 0.176 Pea
Zinc 0.41 1.24 Pea
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 108 Pea
Sodium 33 5 Pea
Vitamin A 623 765 Pea
Vitamin E 0.78 0.13 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.266 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.132 Pea
Vitamin B3 0.639 2.09 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.104 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.169 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 24.8 Broccoli
Folate 63 65 Pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.071 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.035 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.187 Pea
Tryptophan 0.033 0.037 Pea
Threonine 0.088 0.203 Pea
Isoleucine 0.079 0.195 Pea
Leucine 0.129 0.323 Pea
Lysine 0.135 0.317 Pea
Methionine 0.038 0.082 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.2 Pea
Valine 0.125 0.235 Pea
Histidine 0.059 0.107 Pea
Fructose 0.68 0.39 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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.