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Parsley vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Parsley and Broccoli?

  • Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Copper, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium, yet Broccoli is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Parsley's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 1282% more.
  • Parsley has 14 times more Vitamin A RAE than Broccoli. While Parsley has 421µg of Vitamin A RAE, Broccoli has only 31µg.

We used Parsley, fresh and Broccoli, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +193.6%
Contains more Iron +749.3%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Potassium +75.3%
Contains more Zinc +161%
Contains more Copper +204.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +193.6%
Contains more Iron +749.3%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Potassium +75.3%
Contains more Zinc +161%
Contains more Copper +204.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%

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 +1252.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.5%
Contains more Folate +141.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1514.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.78
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +1252.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.5%
Contains more Folate +141.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1514.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.78

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.
Parsley Broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 2.97g 2.82g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.37g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 36kcal 34kcal Parsley
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 0.85g 1.7g Parsley
Fiber 3.3g 2.6g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 47mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 0.73mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 21mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 554mg 316mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 33mg Broccoli
Zinc 1.07mg 0.41mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.049mg Parsley
Vitamin A 8424IU 623IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 89.2mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.071mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 0.639mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 152µg 63µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 101.6µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.033mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.088mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.079mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg 0.129mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.135mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.038mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.117mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.125mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.059mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.011g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.038g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsley Broccoli
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
441
Parsley
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
18
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
18%
Parsley
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
7%
Broccoli
Fats
4%
Parsley
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.