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Carrot vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Chinese broccoli

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6, however Chinese broccoli is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Manganese.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 84% more than Chinese broccoli.
  • Carrot has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chinese broccoli. While Carrot has 0.983mg of Vitamin B3, Chinese broccoli has only 0.437mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked.

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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 Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Calcium +203%
Contains more Iron +86.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +35.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Calcium +203%
Contains more Iron +86.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +35.6%

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
Carrot
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +919.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +378%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.7%
Contains more Folate +421.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +542.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin A +919.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +378%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.7%
Contains more Folate +421.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +542.4%

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.
Carrot Chinese broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 1.31g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.24g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 9.58g 3.81g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 22kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.8g 2.5g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.3mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 12mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Phosphorus 35mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 320mg 261mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.24mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.045mg 0.061mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 16706IU 1638IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.48mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.437mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.159mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.07mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.11g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.33g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot Chinese broccoli
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
98
Carrot
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Carrot
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
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

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.