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Beetroot vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beetroot and Napa cabbage

  • Beetroot is richer than Napa cabbage in Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
  • Beetroot covers your daily Folate needs 17% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Beetroot has 4 times more Potassium than Napa cabbage. Beetroot has 325mg of Potassium, while Napa cabbage has 87mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beets, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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
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Contains more Potassium +273.6%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.5%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.74
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +273.6%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.5%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.74

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 C +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +697%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +697%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%

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
12
Beetroot
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
12
Napa 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 the food
Protein
10%
Beetroot
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Napa cabbage

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.
Beetroot Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugars ok
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 Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Napa cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 6.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Beetroot Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 43 12 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 1.1 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.17
Vitamin C 4.9 3.2 Beetroot
Carbs 9.56 2.23 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.74 Beetroot
Calcium 16 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 325 87 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 8 Beetroot
Sugars 6.76 Napa cabbage
Fiber 2.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.35 0.14 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 19 Beetroot
Sodium 78 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 33 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.005 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.025 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.466 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.035 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.037 Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 Beetroot
Folate 109 43 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 Beetroot
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. 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.