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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 Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Copper +259.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +29.5%
Contains more Iron +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Copper +259.2%

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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5
Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Pea Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 8.75g Pea
Protein 2.82g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.37g 0.4g Pea
Carbs 6.64g 14.45g Pea
Calories 34kcal 81kcal Pea
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g 0.39g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 5.67g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 5.7g Pea
Calcium 47mg 25mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 1.47mg Pea
Magnesium 21mg 33mg Pea
Phosphorus 66mg 108mg Pea
Potassium 316mg 244mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 5mg Pea
Zinc 0.41mg 1.24mg Pea
Copper 0.049mg 0.176mg Pea
Vitamin A 623IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.13mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 40mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.104mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.169mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 65µg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 24.8µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.088mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.129mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.135mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.038mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.125mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.059mg 0.107mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.071g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.187g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Pea
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
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 food.
Protein
17%
Broccoli
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
14%
Pea
Fats
2%
Broccoli
2%
Pea

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 is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (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?
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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 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.
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. 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.