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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.
  • 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
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Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
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 C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
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 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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Folate +505.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
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 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 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

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Beetroot Red cabbage
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.

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