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Broad bean vs. Napa cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broad bean and Napa cabbage different?

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, and Magnesium than Napa cabbage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broad bean is 18% higher.
  • Broad bean contains 26 times more Vitamin B1 than Napa cabbage. While Broad bean contains 0.128mg of Vitamin B1, Napa cabbage contains only 0.005mg.

Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Cabbage, napa, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +102.7%
Contains more Magnesium +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +284.2%
Contains more Potassium +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +235.7%
Contains more Manganese +28.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.2%
Contains more Copper +60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 23% 32% 18% 6% 13% 20% 35% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32% 27% 3%
Contains more Iron +102.7%
Contains more Magnesium +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +284.2%
Contains more Potassium +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +235.7%
Contains more Manganese +28.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.2%
Contains more Copper +60%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +518.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +157.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.6%
Contains more Folate +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 263
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 66% 32% 21% 23% 4% 7% 44% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +518.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +157.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.6%
Contains more Folate +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 263

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +336.4%
Contains more Fats +194.1%
Contains more Carbs +352.9%
Contains more Other +429.4%
Contains more Water +15.1%
5% 10% 84%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Water: 83.7 g
Other: 0.9 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 96.33 g
Other: 0.17 g
Contains more Protein +336.4%
Contains more Fats +194.1%
Contains more Carbs +352.9%
Contains more Other +429.4%
Contains more Water +15.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Broad bean Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 6.5g 2.23g Broad bean
Protein 4.8g 1.1g Broad bean
Fats 0.5g 0.17g Broad bean
Carbs 10.1g 2.23g Broad bean
Calories 62kcal 12kcal Broad bean
Fiber 3.6g Broad bean
Calcium 18mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 1.5mg 0.74mg Broad bean
Magnesium 31mg 8mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 73mg 19mg Broad bean
Potassium 193mg 87mg Broad bean
Sodium 41mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.47mg 0.14mg Broad bean
Copper 0.06mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Manganese 0.261mg 0.203mg Broad bean
Selenium 1µg 0.4µg Broad bean
Vitamin A 270IU 263IU Broad bean
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 13µg Broad bean
Vitamin C 19.8mg 3.2mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.005mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.025mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 0.466mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.066mg 0.035mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.037mg Napa cabbage
Folate 58µg 43µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.048mg Broad bean
Threonine 0.178mg Broad bean
Isoleucine 0.215mg Broad bean
Leucine 0.37mg Broad bean
Lysine 0.313mg Broad bean
Methionine 0.037mg Broad bean
Phenylalanine 0.195mg Broad bean
Valine 0.235mg Broad bean
Histidine 0.115mg Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.142g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.303g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broad bean Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Broad bean
7%
Napa cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Broad bean
12%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.142g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170378/nutrients
  2. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.