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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 Potassium +60.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +311.8%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Sodium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +60.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +311.8%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
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 C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +700%
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 Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Folate +238.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +48%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +700%
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 Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Folate +238.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +48%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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