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Pea vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pea and Brussels sprout

  • Pea has more Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Brussels sprout has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E .
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 127% more.
  • Pea has 3 times more Zinc than Brussels sprout. Pea has 1.24mg of Zinc, while Brussels sprout has 0.42mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peas, green, raw and Brussels sprouts, 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
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +151.4%
Contains more Zinc +195.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +68%
Contains more Potassium +59.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +151.4%
Contains more Zinc +195.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +68%
Contains more Potassium +59.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.4

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 B1 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +576.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +613.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 754
Equal in Folate - 61
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 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +576.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +613.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 754
Equal in Folate - 61

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 Brussels sprout
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Pea Brussels sprout Opinion
Calories 81kcal 43kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 3.38g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.3g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Net carbs 8.75g 5.15g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 8.95g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 1.4mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 42mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 244mg 389mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g 2.2g Brussels sprout
Fiber 5.7g 3.8g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.07mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.42mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 108mg 69mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 25mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 754IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.88mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.139mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.09mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.745mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.309mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.219mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Folate 65µg 61µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.062g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.023g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 153g Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.037mg
Threonine 0.203mg 0.12mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.132mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.152mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.154mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.032mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.098mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.155mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.076mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g 0.93g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pea Brussels sprout
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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
23
Brussels sprout

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
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Brussels sprout

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.47g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.