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Broccoli vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Broccoli and Vegetable

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Vegetable has more Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 96% higher.
  • Vegetable has 4 times less Vitamin K than Broccoli. Broccoli has 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Vegetable has 23.5µg.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 +88%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Sodium - 35
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% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Sodium - 35

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 E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +586.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12
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 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +586.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 2.82g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.37g 0.15g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 34kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 3.12g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 47mg 25mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 21mg 22mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 66mg 51mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 169mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 35mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.41mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Copper 0.049mg 0.083mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 623IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.38mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 3.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.071mg
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.151mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.074mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 19µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 23.5µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.029mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.129mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.135mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.038mg 0.034mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.125mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.059mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.031g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.01g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.072g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
13%
Vegetable
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.