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Cardoon vs. Broccoli — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cardoon and Broccoli

  • Cardoon has more Copper, however, Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 97% more.
  • Cardoon contains 5 times more Sodium than Broccoli. Cardoon contains 170mg of Sodium, while Broccoli contains 33mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cardoon, raw and Broccoli, 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 Calcium +48.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Copper +371.4%
Contains more Manganese +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Selenium +1150%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 27% 30% 10% 36% 23% 5% 77% 34% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17% 28% 14%
Contains more Calcium +48.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Copper +371.4%
Contains more Manganese +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Selenium +1150%
Equal in Iron - 0.73

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +4360%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
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 0% 0% 0% 7% 5% 7% 6% 21% 27% 51% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 11% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +4360%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Equal in Folate - 63

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +29.9%
Contains more Protein +302.9%
Contains more Fats +270%
Contains more Carbs +63.1%
Equal in Water - 89.3
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
3% 7% 89%
Protein: 2.82 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.64 g
Water: 89.3 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Other +29.9%
Contains more Protein +302.9%
Contains more Fats +270%
Contains more Carbs +63.1%
Equal in Water - 89.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63.6%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.038
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
44% 13% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.038 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63.6%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.038

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cardoon Broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardoon Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.47g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 0.7g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.1g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 4.07g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 17kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g Cardoon
Fiber 1.6g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 70mg 47mg Cardoon
Iron 0.7mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 42mg 21mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 23mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 400mg 316mg Cardoon
Sodium 170mg 33mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.17mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.231mg 0.049mg Cardoon
Manganese 0.256mg 0.21mg Cardoon
Selenium 0.2µg 2.5µg Broccoli
Vitamin A 0IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 31µg Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin C 2mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 68µg 63µg Cardoon
Choline 18.7mg Broccoli
Vitamin K 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg Broccoli
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.039g Cardoon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.011g Cardoon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.041g 0.038g Cardoon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardoon Broccoli
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
9%
Cardoon
61%
Broccoli
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Cardoon
19%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Cardoon
Cardoon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 137mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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 richer in minerals?
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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. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.