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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
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Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Copper +95.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.74
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Copper +95.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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 +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +136.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
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 +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +136.9%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
17%
Broccoli
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
2%
Broccoli
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.
Broccoli Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (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)

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

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. 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.