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Yam vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Yam and Broccoli

  • Yam is higher in Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber, however Broccoli is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 83% higher.
  • Yam has 4 times more Copper than Broccoli. While Yam has 0.178mg of Copper, Broccoli has only 0.049mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Yam, 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
Yam
3
:
Contains more Potassium +158.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Zinc +70.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 15% 24% 72% 2% 7% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Potassium +158.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Zinc +70.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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
Yam
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +122.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Folate +173.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4317.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 7% 0% 57% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 18% 0% 6%
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 B1 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +122.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Folate +173.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4317.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 23.78g 4.04g Yam
Protein 1.53g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.17g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 27.88g 6.64g Yam
Calories 118kcal 34kcal Yam
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 0.5g 1.7g Yam
Fiber 4.1g 2.6g Yam
Calcium 17mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.54mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 55mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 816mg 316mg Yam
Sodium 9mg 33mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.178mg 0.049mg Yam
Vitamin A 138IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.1mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.071mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.175mg Yam
Folate 23µg 63µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.054mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.096mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.059mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.021mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.071mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.062mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.034mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.039g Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.038g Yam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam 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
19
Yam
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
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
9%
Yam
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Yam
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.