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Chicory vs. Cauliflower — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicory and Cauliflower?

  • Chicory has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5 than Cauliflower.
  • Cauliflower's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 50% higher.
  • Chicory has 2 times more Fiber than Cauliflower. Chicory has 3.1g of Fiber, while Cauliflower has 2g.

We used Chicory, witloof, raw and Cauliflower, raw types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Contains more Calcium +15.8%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +55%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14% 21% 4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Contains more Calcium +15.8%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +55%
Contains more Selenium +200%

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 B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin C +1621.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.1%
Contains more Folate +54.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 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 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 25% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin C +1621.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.1%
Contains more Folate +54.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +113.3%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Carbs +24.3%
Contains more Other +58.3%
Equal in Water - 92.07
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
2% 5% 92%
Protein: 1.92 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 4.97 g
Water: 92.07 g
Other: 0.76 g
Contains more Protein +113.3%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Carbs +24.3%
Contains more Other +58.3%
Equal in Water - 92.07

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1600%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
67% 17% 16%
Saturated Fat: 0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.034 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.031 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1600%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Cauliflower Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 2.97g Cauliflower
Protein 0.9g 1.92g Cauliflower
Fats 0.1g 0.28g Cauliflower
Carbs 4g 4.97g Cauliflower
Calories 17kcal 25kcal Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97g Cauliflower
Sugar 1.91g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 2g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 22mg Cauliflower
Iron 0.24mg 0.42mg Cauliflower
Magnesium 10mg 15mg Cauliflower
Phosphorus 26mg 44mg Cauliflower
Potassium 211mg 299mg Cauliflower
Sodium 2mg 30mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.27mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.051mg 0.039mg Chicory
Manganese 0.1mg 0.155mg Cauliflower
Selenium 0.2µg 0.6µg Cauliflower
Vitamin A 29IU 0IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin E 0.08mg Cauliflower
Vitamin C 2.8mg 48.2mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.05mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.06mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.507mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.667mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.184mg Cauliflower
Folate 37µg 57µg Cauliflower
Choline 44.3mg Cauliflower
Vitamin K 15.5µg Cauliflower
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.025mg 0.076mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.071mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.039mg 0.106mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.035mg 0.217mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.005mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.065mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.041mg 0.125mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.015mg 0.056mg Cauliflower
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.13g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.034g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.031g Chicory
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.013g Cauliflower
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g Cauliflower

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Cauliflower
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
6%
Chicory
30%
Cauliflower
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
13%
Cauliflower

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.106g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower 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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/nutrients
  2. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.