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Cabbage vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cabbage and Carrot

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate, however Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 92% more than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage has 6 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. While Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, Carrot has only 5.9mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cabbage, raw and Carrots, 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
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Carrot
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +520.3%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +16946.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +520.3%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +16946.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 1.28g 0.93g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 5.8g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 25kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch 0g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 1.45g 0.55g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 4.74g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 40mg 33mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.3mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 26mg 35mg Carrot
Potassium 170mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 18mg 69mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.24mg Carrot
Copper 0.019mg 0.045mg Carrot
Vitamin A 98IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 5.9mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.138mg Carrot
Folate 43µg 19µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 13.2µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine 0.035mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.041mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.044mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.012mg 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.042mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.022mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.037g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.014g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Carrot
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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
10%
Carrot
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.