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Pea vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pea and Broccoli

  • Pea has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Zinc, however Broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Broccoli is 64% higher.
  • Broccoli has 4 times less Vitamin B1 than Pea. Pea has 0.266mg of Vitamin B1, while Broccoli has 0.071mg.

Food types used in this article are Peas, green, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pea
6
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Contains more Iron +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +259.2%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +29.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Iron +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +259.2%
Contains more Zinc +202.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.8%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +29.5%

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
Pea
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +274.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +451%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
Equal in Folate - 63
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +274.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +123%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +451%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
Equal in Folate - 63

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Broccoli Opinion
Calories 81kcal 34kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 2.82g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.37g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Net carbs 8.75g 4.04g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 6.64g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.73mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 47mg Broccoli
Potassium 244mg 316mg Broccoli
Magnesium 33mg 21mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 5.7g 2.6g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.049mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.41mg Pea
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Phosphorus 108mg 66mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 33mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 623IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.071mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.117mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.639mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Folate 65µg 63µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.011g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.038g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.033mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.088mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.079mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.129mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.135mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.038mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.117mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.125mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.059mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g 0.68g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
7%
Broccoli
Fats
2%
Pea
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.