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Broccoli vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Broccoli and Napa cabbage

  • Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Napa cabbage is higher in Copper.
  • Broccoli covers your daily Vitamin C needs 96% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Broccoli has 16 times more Vitamin B5 than Napa cabbage. Broccoli has 0.573mg of Vitamin B5, while Napa cabbage has 0.035mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Broccoli, 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
Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +95.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.74
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +95.9%
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 A +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1537.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Folate +46.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1537.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Folate +46.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 2.23g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 1.1g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.17g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 2.23g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 12kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 2.6g g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 29mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 19mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 87mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.41mg 0.14mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 623IU 263IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 3.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.005mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.466mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.035mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.037mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 43µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
65
Broccoli
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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 food.
Protein
17%
Broccoli
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.