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Lettuce vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 2.42g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Lettuce Cabbage
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
85
Lettuce
44
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
7
Cabbage

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
:
Contains more Iron +83%
Contains more Potassium +14.1%
Contains more Copper +52.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Contains more Iron +83%
Contains more Potassium +14.1%
Contains more Copper +52.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.18

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +7456.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +7456.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%

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
8%
Lettuce
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Lettuce
0%
Cabbage

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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 Lettuce Cabbage Opinion
Calories 15 25 Cabbage
Protein 1.36 1.28 Lettuce
Fats 0.15 0.1 Lettuce
Vitamin C 9.2 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 2.87 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.47 Lettuce
Calcium 36 40 Cabbage
Potassium 194 170 Lettuce
Magnesium 13 12 Lettuce
Sugars 0.78 3.2 Cabbage
Fiber 1.3 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.029 0.019 Lettuce
Zinc 0.18 0.18
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 26 Lettuce
Sodium 28 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 7405 98 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.15 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.061 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.04 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.234 Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.124 Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 76 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.034 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.017 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 0.011 Cabbage
Threonine 0.059 0.035 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 0.03 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.041 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 0.044 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 0.012 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.032 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 0.042 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 0.022
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