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Cabbage vs Cauliflower - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cabbage and Cauliflower

  • Cabbage is richer in Vitamin K, yet Cauliflower is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 50% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, raw and Cauliflower, 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 +11.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +32.6%
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 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +32.6%

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
30
Cauliflower
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
13
Cauliflower

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
12%
Cauliflower
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
5%
Cauliflower
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Cauliflower

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

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Cabbage Cauliflower
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Cauliflower Opinion
Calories 25 25
Protein 1.28 1.92 Cauliflower
Fats 0.1 0.28 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 36.6 48.2 Cauliflower
Net carbs 3.299999952316284 2.9700000286102295 Cabbage
Carbs 5.8 4.97 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.47 0.42 Cabbage
Calcium 40 22 Cabbage
Potassium 170 299 Cauliflower
Magnesium 12 15 Cauliflower
Sugar 3.2 1.91 Cauliflower
Fiber 2.5 2 Cabbage
Copper 0.019 0.039 Cauliflower
Zinc 0.18 0.27 Cauliflower
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 26 44 Cauliflower
Sodium 18 30 Cabbage
Vitamin A 98 0 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15 0.08 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.061 0.05 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.06 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.234 0.507 Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.212 0.667 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.124 0.184 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 76 15.5 Cabbage
Folate 43 57 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.13 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.034 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.031 Cauliflower
Tryptophan 0.011 0.02 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.035 0.076 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.03 0.071 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.041 0.106 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.044 0.217 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.012 0.02 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.032 0.065 Cauliflower
Valine 0.042 0.125 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.022 0.056 Cauliflower
Fructose 1.45 0.97 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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.