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Chinese broccoli vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese broccoli and Drumstick tree different?

  • Chinese broccoli is higher in Folate, Vitamin A, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, however Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Drumstick tree is 125% higher.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 21 times more Vitamin A than Drumstick tree. While Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A, Drumstick tree contains only 4µg.

Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Drumstick pods, 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 Iron +55.6%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +37.7%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains more Iron +55.6%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +37.7%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%

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 +2113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.3%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%
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 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +2113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.3%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%

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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
1%
Drumstick tree

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

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Chinese broccoli Drumstick tree
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 is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Drumstick tree Opinion
Calories 22 37 Drumstick tree
Protein 1.14 2.1 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.72 0.2 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 28.2 141 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 1.309999942779541 5.329999923706055 Drumstick tree
Carbs 3.81 8.53 Drumstick tree
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 0.36 Chinese broccoli
Calcium 100 30 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261 461 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 18 45 Drumstick tree
Sugar 0.84 Drumstick tree
Fiber 2.5 3.2 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.061 0.084 Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.39 0.45 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 41 50 Drumstick tree
Sodium 7 42 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638 74 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.053 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146 0.074 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437 0.62 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.159 0.794 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.12 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 99 44 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.11 0.033 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 0.102 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33 0.003 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 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.