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Chinese broccoli vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinese broccoli and Arrowroot?

  • Chinese broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin B2, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3 and Copper.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 60% higher.
  • Arrowroot has 82 times less Vitamin A than Chinese broccoli. Chinese broccoli has 82µg of Vitamin A, while Arrowroot has 1µg.

We used Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Arrowroot, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +1566.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +296.4%
Contains more Potassium +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +98.4%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +139%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1566.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +296.4%
Contains more Potassium +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +98.4%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +139%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +1384.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +8521.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280%
Contains more Folate +241.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +1384.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +8521.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280%
Contains more Folate +241.4%

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
48
Chinese broccoli
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
31
Arrowroot

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
7%
Chinese broccoli
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
1%
Arrowroot

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chinese broccoli Arrowroot
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?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Chinese broccoli Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 22 65 Arrowroot
Protein 1.14 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.72 0.2 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 28.2 1.9 Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 100 6 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 18 25 Arrowroot
Sugars 0.84 Arrowroot
Fiber 2.5 1.3 Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.39 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 41 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 7 26 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638 19 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.146 0.059 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.159 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 99 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.11 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 0.004 Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33 0.092 Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.