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Brussels sprout vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brussels sprout and Red cabbage

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin E in Brussels sprout is higher than in Red cabbage.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily Vitamin K needs 116% more than Red cabbage.
  • Red cabbage has 8 times less Vitamin E than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout has 0.88mg of Vitamin E , while Red cabbage has 0.11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Brussels sprouts, 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 Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +60.1%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Copper +311.8%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Sodium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +60.1%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Copper +311.8%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Sodium - 27

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 E +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.2%
Contains more Folate +238.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +48%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.2%
Contains more Folate +238.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +48%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 3.38g 1.43g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.16g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 7.37g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 31kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose 0.93g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.2g 3.83g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 2.1g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 1.4mg 0.8mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 16mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 30mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 243mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 27mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 0.22mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.017mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.11mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 57mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.064mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.069mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.418mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.147mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.209mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 18µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 38.2µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.012mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg 0.039mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.034mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.046mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.049mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.014mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.036mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.048mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.024mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.012g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.08g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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)

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. 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.