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Brussels sprout vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brussels sprout and Napa cabbage different?

  • Brussels sprout is higher than Napa cabbage in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily need of Vitamin C 91% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Brussels sprout contains 28 times more Vitamin B1 than Napa cabbage. Brussels sprout contains 0.139mg of Vitamin B1, while Napa cabbage contains 0.005mg.

Brussels sprouts, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked types were used 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 +89.2%
Contains more Calcium +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +347.1%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.2%
Contains more Copper +37.1%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Iron +89.2%
Contains more Calcium +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +347.1%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.2%
Contains more Copper +37.1%
Contains less Sodium -56%

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 +2556.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +782.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +491.9%
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +2556.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +782.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +491.9%
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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 food.
Protein
20%
Brussels sprout
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Napa 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 Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Brussels sprout Napa cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 43 12 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 1.1 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.17 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 3.2 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 2.2300000190734863 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 2.23 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.74 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 29 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 87 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 8 Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2 Napa cabbage
Fiber 3.8 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.42 0.14 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 19 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 754 263 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.005 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.025 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.466 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.035 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.037 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 43 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. 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.