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Brussels sprout vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brussels sprout and Cabbage?

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Fiber in Brussels sprout is higher than in Cabbage.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 84% more.
  • Cabbage contains 4 times less Copper than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 0.07mg of Copper, while Cabbage contains 0.019mg.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Cabbage, raw types in this article.

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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 Iron +197.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.4%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +268.4%
Contains less Sodium -28%
Equal in Calcium - 40
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Iron +197.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.4%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +268.4%
Contains less Sodium -28%
Equal in Calcium - 40

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 +669.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +486.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.6%
Contains more Folate +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Contains more Vitamin A +669.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +486.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.6%
Contains more Folate +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.9%

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.
Brussels sprout 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 Brussels sprout Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 3.3g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 1.28g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 5.8g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 25kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose 0.93g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 2.2g 3.2g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 2.5g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 40mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 0.47mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 26mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 170mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.42mg 0.18mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.019mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 98IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.15mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 36.6mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.061mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.04mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.234mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.212mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.124mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 43µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 76µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.011mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg 0.035mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.03mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.041mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.044mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.012mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.042mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.022mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.034g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.017g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.017g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
10
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
20%
Brussels sprout
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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 (N/A)

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.