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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 Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +268.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.4%
Contains less Sodium -28%
Equal in Calcium - 40
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Iron +197.9%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +268.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.4%
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 C +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +669.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +486.7%
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 Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Folate +41.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +669.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +486.7%
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 Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Folate +41.9%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout 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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.