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Brussels sprout vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brussels sprout and Tomato?

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus and Vitamin B2 in Brussels sprout is higher than in Tomato.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 141% more.
  • Tomato contains 6 times less Vitamin C than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 85mg of Vitamin C, while Tomato contains 13.7mg.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
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Tomato
Contains more Iron +418.5%
Contains more Calcium +320%
Contains more Potassium +64.1%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +418.5%
Contains more Calcium +320%
Contains more Potassium +64.1%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +520.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2140.5%
Contains more Folate +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +520.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2140.5%
Contains more Folate +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
81
Brussels sprout
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
10
Tomato

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 the food
Protein
20%
Brussels sprout
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brussels sprout Tomato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Tomato
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 contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sugars (difference - 0.43g)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Brussels sprout Tomato Opinion
Calories 43 18 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 0.88 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.2 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 13.7 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 3.89 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.27 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 10 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 237 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 11 Brussels sprout
Sugars 2.2 2.63 Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8 1.2 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.059 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.17 Brussels sprout
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 69 24 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 5 Tomato
Vitamin A 754 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.88 0.54 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.037 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.019 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.594 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.089 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.08 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 7.9 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 15 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.083 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.006 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.027 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.018 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.025 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.027 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.006 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.027 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.018 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.014 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 1.37 Tomato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.