Artichoke vs. Broccoli

Nutrition comparison of Artichoke and Broccoli


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of artichoke versus broccoli (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in artichoke and broccoli:

  • Both artichoke and broccoli are high in calcium, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K.
  • Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of artichoke and broccoli is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Artichoke (Artichokes, (globe or french), raw) and Broccoli (Broccoli, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Artichoke and broccoli contain similar amounts of calories - artichoke has 47 calories per 100 grams and broccoli has 34 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, artichoke is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to broccoli per calorie. Artichoke has a macronutrient ratio of 23:74:3 and for broccoli, 28:65:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Artichoke Broccoli
Protein 23% 28%
Carbohydrates 74% 65%
Fat 3% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Artichoke and broccoli contain similar amounts carbs - artichoke has 10.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and broccoli has 6.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both artichoke and broccoli are high in dietary fiber. Artichoke has 108% more dietary fiber than broccoli - artichoke has 5.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and broccoli has 2.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Artichoke and broccoli contain similar amounts of sugar - artichoke has 0.99g of sugar per 100 grams and broccoli has 1.7g of sugar.



Protein

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Artichoke and broccoli contain similar amounts of protein - artichoke has 3.3g of protein per 100 grams and broccoli has 2.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both artichoke and broccoli are low in saturated fat - artichoke has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and broccoli has 0.11g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 662% more Vitamin C than artichoke - artichoke has 11.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and broccoli has 89.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Broccoli has 30 times more Vitamin A than artichoke - artichoke has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and broccoli has 31ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Artichoke and broccoli contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - artichoke has 0.19mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and broccoli has 0.78mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K and it has 586% more Vitamin K than artichoke - artichoke has 14.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and broccoli has 101.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Both artichoke and broccoli contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Artichoke Broccoli
Thiamin 0.072 MG 0.071 MG
Riboflavin 0.066 MG 0.117 MG
Niacin 1.046 MG 0.639 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.338 MG 0.573 MG
Vitamin B6 0.116 MG 0.175 MG
Folate 68 UG 63 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both artichoke and broccoli are high in calcium. Artichoke is very similar to artichoke for calcium - artichoke has 44mg of calcium per 100 grams and broccoli has 47mg of calcium.

iron

Artichoke has 75% more iron than broccoli - artichoke has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and broccoli has 0.73mg of iron.

potassium

Both artichoke and broccoli are high in potassium. Artichoke has 17% more potassium than broccoli - artichoke has 370mg of potassium per 100 grams and broccoli has 316mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, artichoke has more apigenin and luteolin than broccoli per 100 grams, however, broccoli contains more kaempferol and quercetin than artichoke per 100 grams.

Artichoke Broccoli
apigenin 7.48 mg ~
luteolin 2.3 mg 0.8 mg
kaempferol ~ 7.84 mg
myricetin ~ 0.06 mg
Quercetin ~ 3.26 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Artichoke Broccoli
beta-carotene 8 UG 361 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 464 UG 1403 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 25 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both artichoke and broccoli contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Artichoke Broccoli
alpha linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.0215 G
Total 0.017 G 0.0215 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both artichoke and broccoli contain small amounts of linoleic acid.

Artichoke Broccoli
linoleic acid 0.046 G 0.049 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.046 G 0.055 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Artichoke (Artichokes, (globe or french), raw) and Broccoli (Broccoli, raw) .

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