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Chinese broccoli vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese broccoli and Beetroot different?

  • Chinese broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1 than Beetroot.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chinese broccoli is 71% higher.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 41 times more Vitamin A RAE than Beetroot. While Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A RAE, Beetroot contains only 2µg.
  • Chinese broccoli has less Sugar.

Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Beets, raw are the varieties used 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
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Copper +23%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Copper +23%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40

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 A +4863.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +475.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +42300%
Contains more Folate +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.067
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4863.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +475.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +42300%
Contains more Folate +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.067

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 6.76g Beetroot
Protein 1.14g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.72g 0.17g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 9.56g Beetroot
Calories 22kcal 43kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.84g 6.76g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.5g 2.8g Beetroot
Calcium 100mg 16mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.56mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 41mg 40mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261mg 325mg Beetroot
Sodium 7mg 78mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 0.35mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061mg 0.075mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 1638IU 33IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg 0.04mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 4.9mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.031mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.04mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.334mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.155mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.067mg Chinese broccoli
Folate 99µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg 0.2µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine mg 0.021mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.027g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.032g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.06g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese broccoli Beetroot
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
48
Chinese broccoli
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
18
Beetroot

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
7%
Chinese broccoli
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
10%
Beetroot
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
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

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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.