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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 Potassium +49%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.1%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Equal in Zinc - 0.39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Potassium +49%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
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 C +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Contains more Vitamin C +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout Chinese broccoli
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 43 22 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 1.14 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.72 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 85 28.2 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 1.309999942779541 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 3.81 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.56 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 100 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 389 261 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 18 Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2 0.84 Chinese broccoli
Fiber 3.8 2.5 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.061 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.39 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 41 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 7 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 754 1638 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.88 0.48 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.095 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.146 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.437 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.159 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.07 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 84.8 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 99 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.11 Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.05 Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.33 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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.