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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Drumstick tree. While Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains more Potassium +76.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Copper +37.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains more Potassium +76.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Copper +37.7%

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 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 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 5.33g Drumstick tree
Protein 1.14g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.72g 0.2g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 8.53g Drumstick tree
Calories 22kcal 37kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.84g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 2.5g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 100mg 30mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.56mg 0.36mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 18mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 41mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 261mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 7mg 42mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 0.45mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.061mg 0.084mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 1638IU 74IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.053mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.074mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Folate 99µg 44µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.033g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.003g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese broccoli Drumstick tree
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
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

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.

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.