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Brussels sprout vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brussels sprout and Chinese broccoli?

  • Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Fiber, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Chinese broccoli is richer in Folate, and Calcium.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 77% more.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 464 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 153g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Chinese broccoli contains 0.33g.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains more Potassium +49%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Calcium +138.1%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Equal in Zinc - 0.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains more Potassium +49%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Calcium +138.1%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Equal in Zinc - 0.39

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 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Folate +62.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Folate +62.3%

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.
Brussels sprout Chinese broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 1.31g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 1.14g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 8.95g 3.81g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 22kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 3.8g 2.5g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 1.4mg 0.56mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 41mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 261mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.42mg 0.39mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.061mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.48mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 28.2mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.095mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.437mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.159mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.07mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 84.8µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.11g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.33g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout Chinese broccoli
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
81
Brussels sprout
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
17
Chinese broccoli

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
20%
Brussels sprout
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/nutrients
  2. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.