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Brussels sprout vs. Rutabagas — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brussels sprout and Rutabagas

  • Rutabagas have less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber than Brussels sprout.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily need of Vitamin K 147% more than Rutabagas.
  • Brussels sprout has 3 times more Vitamin C than Rutabagas. While Brussels sprout has 85mg of Vitamin C, Rutabagas have only 25mg.
  • Brussels sprout has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Brussels sprouts, raw and Rutabagas, raw.

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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 Iron +218.2%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +118.8%
Contains more Manganese +157.3%
Contains more Selenium +128.6%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Equal in Calcium - 43
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 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11% 18% 4%
Contains more Iron +218.2%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +118.8%
Contains more Manganese +157.3%
Contains more Selenium +128.6%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Equal in Calcium - 43

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 +37600%
Contains more Vitamin E +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119%
Contains more Folate +190.5%
Contains more Choline +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +58900%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
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 1% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 8% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +37600%
Contains more Vitamin E +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119%
Contains more Folate +190.5%
Contains more Choline +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +58900%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +213%
Contains more Fats +87.5%
Contains more Other +93%
Equal in Carbs - 8.62
Equal in Water - 89.43
3% 9% 86%
Protein: 3.38 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 8.95 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 1.37 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.08 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 8.62 g
Water: 89.43 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Protein +213%
Contains more Fats +87.5%
Contains more Other +93%
Equal in Carbs - 8.62
Equal in Water - 89.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173763.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.025
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 153 g
19% 18% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173763.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.025

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +15.2%
Contains more Glucose +184%
Contains more Fructose +73.1%
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
8% 11% 47% 33%
Starch: 0.4 g
Sucrose: 0.53 g
Glucose: 2.3 g
Fructose: 1.61 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.02 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +15.2%
Contains more Glucose +184%
Contains more Fructose +73.1%
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 Rutabagas
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Rutabagas Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 6.32g Rutabagas
Protein 3.38g 1.08g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.16g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 8.62g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 37kcal Brussels sprout
Starch 0.4g Rutabagas
Fructose 0.93g 1.61g Rutabagas
Sugar 2.2g 4.46g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 2.3g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 43mg Rutabagas
Iron 1.4mg 0.44mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 53mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 305mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 12mg Rutabagas
Zinc 0.42mg 0.24mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Manganese 0.337mg 0.131mg Brussels sprout
Selenium 1.6µg 0.7µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 2IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 0µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.3mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85mg 25mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.04mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.7mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.16mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.1mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 21µg Brussels sprout
Choline 19.1mg 14.1mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin K 177µg 0.3µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.027g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.025g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.088g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Rutabagas
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
15%
Rutabagas
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Brussels sprout
13%
Rutabagas

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in glycemic index (difference - 72)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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

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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.