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Beetroot vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beetroot and Cabbage different?

  • Beetroot is higher in Folate, Manganese, and Copper, however Cabbage is richer in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 63% higher.
  • Beetroot contains 4 times more Copper than Cabbage. While Beetroot contains 0.075mg of Copper, Cabbage contains only 0.019mg.
  • Cabbage has less Sugar.

Beets, raw and Cabbage, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +94.4%
Contains more Copper +294.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +94.4%
Contains more Copper +294.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin C +646.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin C +646.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.3g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 1.28g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 5.8g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 25kcal Beetroot
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 6.76g 3.2g Cabbage
Fiber 2.8g 2.5g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.47mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 26mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 170mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.35mg 0.18mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 33IU 98IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.15mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.234mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 109µg 43µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.011mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.035mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.03mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.041mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.044mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.012mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.032mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.042mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.034g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.017g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.017g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot Cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
10
Cabbage

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 food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.