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Beetroot vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beetroot and Red cabbage

  • Beetroot has more Folate, and Copper, however Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% more.
  • Beetroot contains 6 times more Folate than Red cabbage. Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, while Red cabbage contains 18µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beets, raw and Cabbage, red, raw.

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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 Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.8

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 Folate +505.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +19000%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Folate +505.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +19000%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 5.27g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 1.43g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.16g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 7.37g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 31kcal Beetroot
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 6.76g 3.83g Red cabbage
Fiber 2.8g 2.1g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.8mg
Magnesium 23mg 16mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 30mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 243mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.35mg 0.22mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.017mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 33IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.418mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.147mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 109µg 18µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.012mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.039mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.034mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.049mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.014mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.012g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot Red 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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.