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Corn vs. Chinese broccoli — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Corn and Chinese broccoli?

  • Corn is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however, Chinese broccoli is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chinese broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 70% more.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 5 times less Vitamin B5 than Corn. Corn contains 0.792mg of Vitamin B5, while Chinese broccoli contains 0.159mg.

We used Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Broccoli, chinese, cooked types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +59%
Contains more Calcium +3233.3%
Contains more Iron +24.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Manganese +58.1%
Contains more Selenium +550%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 17% 19% 33% 20% 1% 17% 17% 22% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21% 35% 8%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +59%
Contains more Calcium +3233.3%
Contains more Iron +24.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Manganese +58.1%
Contains more Selenium +550%

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.
Corn
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.6%
Contains more Choline +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +522.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +412.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.1%
Contains more Folate +330.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +21100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 2% 0% 19% 24% 14% 32% 48% 33% 18% 0% 16% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 14% 212%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.6%
Contains more Choline +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +522.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +412.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.1%
Contains more Folate +330.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +21100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +199.1%
Contains more Fats +108.3%
Contains more Carbs +450.7%
Contains more Water +27.4%
Contains more Other +12.9%
3% 21% 73%
Protein: 3.41 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 20.98 g
Water: 73.41 g
Other: 0.7 g
4% 94%
Protein: 1.14 g
Fats: 0.72 g
Carbs: 3.81 g
Water: 93.54 g
Other: 0.79 g
Contains more Protein +199.1%
Contains more Fats +108.3%
Contains more Carbs +450.7%
Contains more Water +27.4%
Contains more Other +12.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +648%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +82.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.2%
17% 32% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.197 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.374 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.603 g
22% 10% 67%
Saturated Fat: 0.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.33 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +648%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +82.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 18.58g 1.31g Corn
Protein 3.41g 1.14g Corn
Fats 1.5g 0.72g Corn
Carbs 20.98g 3.81g Corn
Calories 96kcal 22kcal Corn
Starch 7.17g Corn
Fructose 0.79g Corn
Sugar 4.54g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.4g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 3mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.45mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 26mg 18mg Corn
Phosphorus 77mg 41mg Corn
Potassium 218mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 1mg 7mg Corn
Zinc 0.62mg 0.39mg Corn
Copper 0.049mg 0.061mg Chinese broccoli
Manganese 0.167mg 0.264mg Chinese broccoli
Selenium 0.2µg 1.3µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 263IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 82µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 5.5mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.093mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 1.683mg 0.437mg Corn
Vitamin B5 0.792mg 0.159mg Corn
Vitamin B6 0.139mg 0.07mg Corn
Folate 23µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Choline 29.1mg 25.3mg Corn
Vitamin K 0.4µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.023mg Corn
Threonine 0.133mg Corn
Isoleucine 0.133mg Corn
Leucine 0.358mg Corn
Lysine 0.141mg Corn
Methionine 0.069mg Corn
Phenylalanine 0.155mg Corn
Valine 0.191mg Corn
Histidine 0.091mg Corn
Saturated Fat 0.197g 0.11g Chinese broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g 0.05g Corn
Polyunsaturated fat 0.603g 0.33g Corn

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corn Chinese 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
17%
Corn
46%
Chinese broccoli
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Corn
18%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn
Corn contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese 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 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. Corn - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169999/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.