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Broccoli vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Broccoli and Red cabbage

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus than Red cabbage.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 53% more.
  • Broccoli contains 7 times more Vitamin E than Red cabbage. Broccoli contains 0.78mg of Vitamin E , while Red cabbage contains 0.11mg.
  • Broccoli contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Broccoli, 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 Potassium +30%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Calcium - 45
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Potassium +30%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Calcium - 45

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 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +609.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +166%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.064
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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +609.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +166%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.064

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 34kcal 31kcal Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 1.43g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.16g Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2mg 57mg Broccoli
Net carbs 4.04g 5.27g Red cabbage
Carbs 6.64g 7.37g Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.73mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Calcium 47mg 45mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 243mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 3.83g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 2.1g Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.017mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.41mg 0.22mg Broccoli
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 66mg 30mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 27mg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 623IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.11mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.064mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.069mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.418mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.147mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 38.2µg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 18µg Broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.08g Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.012mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.039mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.034mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.046mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.049mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.014mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.048mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.024mg Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g 1.48g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Red cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
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. 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.