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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.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 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 Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
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 Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +520.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
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 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 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

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Cabbage Carrot
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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