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Chinese broccoli vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese broccoli and Broccoli different?

  • Chinese broccoli is higher in Folate, Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium, however Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 68% higher.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 3 times more Vitamin A RAE than Broccoli. While Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A RAE, Broccoli contains only 31µg.

Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Broccoli, 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 +112.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +112.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

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 +162.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.8%
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +162.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.8%

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 Broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 1.14g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.72g 0.37g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 22kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 0.84g 1.7g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.5g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 100mg 47mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.56mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 41mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 261mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 7mg 33mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.061mg 0.049mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638IU 623IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.071mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.117mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 99µg 63µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.011g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.038g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
18
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
7%
Chinese broccoli
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
7%
Broccoli
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.