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Brussels sprout vs. Broad bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brussels sprout and Broad bean?

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Polyunsaturated fat in Brussels sprout is higher than in Broad bean.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 72% more.
  • Broad bean contains 505 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 153g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Broad bean contains 0.303g.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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 more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +101.6%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +29.1%
Contains more Selenium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24% 44% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 23% 32% 18% 6% 13% 20% 35% 6%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +101.6%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +29.1%
Contains more Selenium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 73

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 A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +329.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +655.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.128
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Folate - 58
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 11% 443%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 66% 32% 21% 23% 4% 7% 44% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +329.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +655.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.128
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Folate - 58

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +52.2%
Contains more Protein +42%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Carbs +12.8%
Equal in Water - 83.7
3% 9% 86%
Protein: 3.38 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 8.95 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 1.37 g
5% 10% 84%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Water: 83.7 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Other +52.2%
Contains more Protein +42%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Carbs +12.8%
Equal in Water - 83.7

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50395%
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 153 g
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.303 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50395%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 6.5g Broad bean
Protein 3.38g 4.8g Broad bean
Fats 0.3g 0.5g Broad bean
Carbs 8.95g 10.1g Broad bean
Calories 43kcal 62kcal Broad bean
Fructose 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g Broad bean
Fiber 3.8g 3.6g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 18mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 1.5mg Broad bean
Magnesium 23mg 31mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 69mg 73mg Broad bean
Potassium 389mg 193mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 41mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 0.47mg Broad bean
Copper 0.07mg 0.06mg Brussels sprout
Manganese 0.337mg 0.261mg Brussels sprout
Selenium 1.6µg 1µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 270IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 14µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85mg 19.8mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.128mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.09mg
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 1.2mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.066mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.029mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 58µg Brussels sprout
Choline 19.1mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin K 177µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.048mg Broad bean
Threonine 0.12mg 0.178mg Broad bean
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.215mg Broad bean
Leucine 0.152mg 0.37mg Broad bean
Lysine 0.154mg 0.313mg Broad bean
Methionine 0.032mg 0.037mg Broad bean
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.195mg Broad bean
Valine 0.155mg 0.235mg Broad bean
Histidine 0.076mg 0.115mg Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.142g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.02g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.303g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Broad bean
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
76%
Brussels sprout
16%
Broad bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Brussels sprout
21%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
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.

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170378/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.