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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, 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
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Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Sodium - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
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 C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
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 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 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
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 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 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

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Broccoli Vegetable
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 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 - 13)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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