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Comparing Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli

Broccoli vs. Brussels Sprouts

As kids we're almost expected to hate our green veggies. But somewhere along the road in life, our taste buds mature and we hopefully develop a love for the garden goodness. Now featured on many a hip menu, Brussels sprouts and broccoli are popular dishes that have many diners licking their lips. But, between the two, there are some differences. So before you choose one for your sumptuous side dish, take a look at the comparison.

One cup broccoli One cup Brussels sprouts
Calories
98
65
Total Fat (g)
1.1
0.6
Carbs (g)
20.1
12.9
Fiber (g)
9.2
6.4
Sugar (g)
3.9
3.2
Protein (g)
6.7
5.6

Both superfoods are low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free; they are also both high in dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6, and C (wow). While broccoli may have a higher count of calories, fat, and carbs, it is richer in calcium, iron, and pantothenic acid (a B vitamin that does wonders for healthy hair), and has a bit more potassium. Brussels sprouts, on the other hand, are lower in sodium. All in all, they're both good for the body, and it's hard to go wrong with either.

If you're still weary on the two green giants, come check out some easy and tasty ways to
prepare Brussels sprouts and broccoli. They'll make you a believer.

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Join The Conversation
RunningOnCoffee RunningOnCoffee 6 years
I've recently become interested in brussel sprouts; never had them as a kid. Recently made this recipe, but subbed turkey bacon for the regular bacon it called for, and used more brussel sprouts than called for.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love both, but I only like Brussels sprouts when they are fresh, so I don't get them very often. I eat broccoli just about every night though.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Lol. Just had them both last night as part of our side for dinner. Love steaming them and then doing a quick stir fry. I like burnt edges. :)
amber512 amber512 7 years
I have always loved both. Now if I could just like sweet potatoes instead of baker's. And yeah, the broccoli calories are definitely wrong.
julea julea 7 years
There is no way there is almost 100 calories in a cup of broccoli. There's like, 30 calories.
misslilad misslilad 7 years
i love them both.
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