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Is There A Nutritional Difference Between Broccoli And Cauliflower?
Cauliflower has grown in popularity in recent years, but broccoli is still everyone's favorite cruciferous vegetable. These two veggies have similar culinary applications, and when it comes to nutrition, they are also neck-and-neck in most areas, though there are some slight differences between them.
In terms of macronutrients, the USDA says that one cup of chopped raw broccoli contains just over 6 grams of carbohydrates, a trace amount of fat, 2.57 grams of protein, and only 30.9 calories and 2.37 grams of fiber. As for vitamins, half a cup of broccoli contains about 70% of your daily value of vitamin C.
Meanwhile, one cup of chopped raw cauliflower has a slightly lower amount of carbohydrates compared to broccoli at 5.32 grams; cauliflower also contains a trace amount of fatty acids, 2.05 grams of protein, and 26.8 calories per cup. The bigger differences between these veggies has to do with vitamins.
Broccoli contains 28.2 micrograms of vitamin A, while cauliflower has none, and broccoli also has nearly twice as much vitamin C. Lastly, broccoli has 92.8 micrograms of vitamin K, compared to cauliflower's 16.6 micrograms — in the end, broccoli has a slight advantage, but neither of these veggies will do you wrong.