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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, 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 than Vegetable. Vegetable has 214µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Sodium - 33
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Zinc +19.5%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
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 C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.117
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
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 +586.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +136.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +332.3%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.117

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
17%
Vegetable
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Vegetable
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (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 - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Vegetable Broccoli Opinion
Calories 65 34 Vegetable
Protein 2.86 2.82 Vegetable
Fats 0.15 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 3.2 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 13.09 6.64 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.82 0.73 Vegetable
Calcium 25 47 Broccoli
Potassium 169 316 Broccoli
Magnesium 22 21 Vegetable
Sugars 3.12 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 4.4 2.6 Vegetable
Copper 0.083 0.049 Vegetable
Zinc 0.49 0.41 Vegetable
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 51 66 Broccoli
Sodium 35 33 Broccoli
Vitamin A 4277 623 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.071
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.117 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851 0.639 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.074 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.5 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 19 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.031 0.039 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.011 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072 0.038 Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.115 0.088 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139 0.079 Vegetable
Leucine 0.19 0.129 Vegetable
Lysine 0.17 0.135 Vegetable
Methionine 0.034 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.12 0.117 Vegetable
Valine 0.149 0.125 Vegetable
Histidine 0.073 0.059 Vegetable
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.