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Vegetable vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Vegetable and Broccoli

  • Vegetable has more Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, and Fiber, however Broccoli has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 96% higher.
  • Broccoli has 7 times less Vitamin A RAE than Vegetable. Vegetable has 214µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Broccoli has 31µg.

Food types used in this article are Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Sodium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Sodium - 33

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 +586.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.117
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
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 +586.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.117

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 8.69g 4.04g Vegetable
Protein 2.86g 2.82g Vegetable
Fats 0.15g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 13.09g 6.64g Vegetable
Calories 65kcal 34kcal Vegetable
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 3.12g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 4.4g 2.6g Vegetable
Calcium 25mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.82mg 0.73mg Vegetable
Magnesium 22mg 21mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 51mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 169mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 35mg 33mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.49mg 0.41mg Vegetable
Copper 0.083mg 0.049mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 4277IU 623IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.071mg
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.117mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851mg 0.639mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 19µg 63µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.5µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.029mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.115mg 0.088mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.079mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.19mg 0.129mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.17mg 0.135mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.034mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.12mg 0.117mg Vegetable
Valine 0.149mg 0.125mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.073mg 0.059mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.031g 0.039g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g 0.038g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Vegetable 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
36
Vegetable
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
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
17%
Vegetable
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Vegetable
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.