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Collard Greens vs. Broccoli — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Collard Greens and Broccoli

  • Collard Greens has more Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Calcium, and Fiber, however, Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Collard Greens's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 254% more.
  • Collard Greens contains 12 times more Vitamin A RAE than Broccoli. Collard Greens contains 380µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Broccoli contains 31µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Collards, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Broccoli, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +54.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Manganese +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 43% 15% 14% 11% 2% 7% 17% 67% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17% 28% 14%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +54.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Manganese +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.049

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +1119.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.8%
Contains more Choline +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +390.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +293.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 456% 18% 0% 61% 10% 25% 11% 14% 30% 12% 0% 21% 1017%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 11% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +1119.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.8%
Contains more Choline +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +390.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +293.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +94.6%
Contains more Carbs +17.5%
Contains more Other +17.6%
Equal in Protein - 2.82
Equal in Water - 89.3
3% 6% 90%
Protein: 2.71 g
Fats: 0.72 g
Carbs: 5.65 g
Water: 90.18 g
Other: 0.74 g
3% 7% 89%
Protein: 2.82 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.64 g
Water: 89.3 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +94.6%
Contains more Carbs +17.5%
Contains more Other +17.6%
Equal in Protein - 2.82
Equal in Water - 89.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +355.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17%
19% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.047 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.173 g
44% 13% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.038 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +355.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Collard Greens Broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Collard Greens Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 1.65g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 2.71g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.72g 0.37g Collard Greens
Carbs 5.65g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 33kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 0.4g 1.7g Collard Greens
Fiber 4g 2.6g Collard Greens
Calcium 141mg 47mg Collard Greens
Iron 1.13mg 0.73mg Collard Greens
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 32mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 117mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 15mg 33mg Collard Greens
Zinc 0.23mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.051mg 0.049mg Collard Greens
Manganese 0.51mg 0.21mg Collard Greens
Selenium 0.5µg 2.5µg Broccoli
Vitamin A 7600IU 623IU Collard Greens
Vitamin A RAE 380µg 31µg Collard Greens
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.78mg Collard Greens
Vitamin C 18.2mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.575mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.218mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.128mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 16µg 63µg Broccoli
Choline 38.4mg 18.7mg Collard Greens
Vitamin K 406.6µg 101.6µg Collard Greens
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.074mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.086mg 0.079mg Collard Greens
Leucine 0.13mg 0.129mg Collard Greens
Lysine 0.101mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.028mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.104mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.04mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Saturated Fat 0.047g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.011g Collard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.173g 0.038g Collard Greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Collard Greens Broccoli
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
129%
Collard Greens
61%
Broccoli
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Collard Greens
19%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Collard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170407/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.

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