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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 Sugars.

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
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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

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
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 the food
Protein
17%
Broccoli
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Red 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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars 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 Red 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (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?
?
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 Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 34 31 Broccoli
Protein 2.82 1.43 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.16 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 57 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 7.37 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.8 Red cabbage
Calcium 47 45 Broccoli
Potassium 316 243 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 16 Broccoli
Sugars 1.7 3.83 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 2.1 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.017 Broccoli
Zinc 0.41 0.22 Broccoli
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 66 30 Broccoli
Sodium 33 27 Red cabbage
Vitamin A 623 1116 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.78 0.11 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.064 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.069 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.418 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.147 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.209 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 38.2 Broccoli
Folate 63 18 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.021 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.012 Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.08 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.033 0.012 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.039 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.034 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.046 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.049 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.014 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.036 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.048 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.024 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 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 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. 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.