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Tomato vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Chinese broccoli different?

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Manganese, and Fiber than Chinese broccoli.
  • Chinese broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin K 64% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato has 3 times more Sugar than Chinese broccoli. Tomato has 2.63g of Sugar, while Chinese broccoli has 0.84g.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Broccoli, chinese, cooked types were 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 less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +107.4%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.061
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +107.4%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.061

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
Tomato
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Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +96.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +668.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.7%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +973.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +96.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +668.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.7%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +973.4%

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.
Tomato Chinese broccoli
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 1.31g Tomato
Protein 0.88g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.2g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.89g 3.81g Tomato
Calories 18kcal 22kcal Chinese broccoli
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 1.2g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 10mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.27mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 11mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Phosphorus 24mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 237mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 5mg 7mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.059mg 0.061mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 833IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.48mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.437mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.159mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.07mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.11g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.33g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato Chinese broccoli
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
16
Tomato
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Tomato
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.