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Brussels sprout vs. Pea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brussels sprout and Pea

  • Brussels sprout has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however, Pea is higher in Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Pea covers your daily need of Vitamin B5 3054% more than Brussels sprout.
  • Brussels sprout has 7 times more Vitamin K than Pea. While Brussels sprout has 177µg of Vitamin K, Pea has only 25.9µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Brussels sprouts, raw and Peas, green, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -88%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Copper +147.1%
Contains more Manganese +55.8%
Contains more Selenium +18.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.54
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 9% 58% 28% 51% 24% 1% 33% 58% 69% 11%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -88%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Copper +147.1%
Contains more Manganese +55.8%
Contains more Selenium +18.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.54

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +498.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +583.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49414.6%
Contains more Choline +55.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 801
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.216
Equal in Folate - 63
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 49% 3% 0% 48% 65% 35% 38% 9180% 50% 48% 0% 17% 65%
Contains more Vitamin E +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +498.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +583.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49414.6%
Contains more Choline +55.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 801
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.216
Equal in Folate - 63

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +36.4%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Other +48.9%
Contains more Protein +58.6%
Contains more Carbs +74.6%
Equal in Water - 77.87
3% 9% 86%
Protein: 3.38 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 8.95 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 1.37 g
5% 16% 78%
Protein: 5.36 g
Fats: 0.22 g
Carbs: 15.63 g
Water: 77.87 g
Other: 0.92 g
Contains more Fats +36.4%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Other +48.9%
Contains more Protein +58.6%
Contains more Carbs +74.6%
Equal in Water - 77.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +149900%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.1%
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 153 g
24% 12% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.019 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +149900%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.1%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +523.1%
Contains more Fructose +126.8%
Contains more Sucrose +1034.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
21% 37% 42%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.46 g
Glucose: 0.81 g
Fructose: 0.93 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
88% 2% 7% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 5.22 g
Glucose: 0.13 g
Fructose: 0.41 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.18 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +523.1%
Contains more Fructose +126.8%
Contains more Sucrose +1034.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

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 Pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Pea Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 10.13g Pea
Protein 3.38g 5.36g Pea
Fats 0.3g 0.22g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 15.63g Pea
Calories 43kcal 84kcal Pea
Fructose 0.93g 0.41g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 5.93g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 5.5g Pea
Calcium 42mg 27mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 1.54mg Pea
Magnesium 23mg 39mg Pea
Phosphorus 69mg 117mg Pea
Potassium 389mg 271mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 3mg Pea
Zinc 0.42mg 1.19mg Pea
Copper 0.07mg 0.173mg Pea
Manganese 0.337mg 0.525mg Pea
Selenium 1.6µg 1.9µg Pea
Vitamin A 754IU 801IU Pea
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 40µg Pea
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.14mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85mg 14.2mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.259mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.149mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 2.021mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 153mg Pea
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.216mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 63µg Pea
Choline 19.1mg 29.7mg Pea
Vitamin K 177µg 25.9µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.037mg
Threonine 0.12mg 0.201mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.193mg Pea
Leucine 0.152mg 0.32mg Pea
Lysine 0.154mg 0.314mg Pea
Methionine 0.032mg 0.081mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.198mg Pea
Valine 0.155mg 0.232mg Pea
Histidine 0.076mg 0.105mg Pea
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.039g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.019g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.102g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Pea
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
738%
Pea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Brussels sprout
34%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.73g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170420/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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