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Drumstick tree vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Drumstick tree and Chinese broccoli different?

  • Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, and Potassium, however Chinese broccoli is richer in Folate, Vitamin A, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Drumstick tree is 125% higher.
  • Drumstick tree contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Chinese broccoli. While Drumstick tree contains 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, Chinese broccoli contains only 0.159mg.

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

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 C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +2113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.3%
Contains more Folate +125%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +2113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.3%
Contains more Folate +125%

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
52
Drumstick tree
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
17
Chinese 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
13%
Drumstick tree
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
3%
Chinese broccoli

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.
Drumstick tree Chinese broccoli
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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Drumstick tree Chinese broccoli
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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 Drumstick tree Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 37 22 Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1 1.14 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.72 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 141 28.2 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 5.329999923706055 1.309999942779541 Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53 3.81 Drumstick tree
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.56 Chinese broccoli
Calcium 30 100 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 461 261 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 18 Drumstick tree
Sugar 0.84 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 2.5 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084 0.061 Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45 0.39 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 50 41 Drumstick tree
Sodium 42 7 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 74 1638 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.095 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.146 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.437 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.159 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.07 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 44 99 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.11 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.05 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.33 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/nutrients
  2. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.