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Cabbage vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cabbage and Beetroot different?

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however Beetroot is richer in Folate, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 63% higher.
  • Cabbage contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Beetroot. While Cabbage contains 36.6mg of Vitamin C, Beetroot contains only 4.9mg.
  • Cabbage has less Sugar.

Cabbage, raw and Beets, raw are the varieties 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 Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +94.4%
Contains more Copper +294.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +94.4%
Contains more Copper +294.7%

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 +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin C +646.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin C +646.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +153.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04

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.
Cabbage Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 6.76g Beetroot
Protein 1.28g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Beetroot
Carbs 5.8g 9.56g Beetroot
Calories 25kcal 43kcal Beetroot
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 6.76g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 2.8g Beetroot
Calcium 40mg 16mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 26mg 40mg Beetroot
Potassium 170mg 325mg Beetroot
Sodium 18mg 78mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Copper 0.019mg 0.075mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 98IU 33IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 4.9mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.031mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.334mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.155mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.067mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 0.2µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.035mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.041mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.044mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.012mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.042mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.022mg 0.021mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.027g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.06g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Beetroot
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
35
Cabbage
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
18
Beetroot

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
8%
Cabbage
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.