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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 Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +105.3%

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 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 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Cauliflower Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 2.97g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 1.92g Cauliflower
Fats 0.1g 0.28g Cauliflower
Carbs 5.8g 4.97g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 25kcal
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g 0.97g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.91g Cauliflower
Fiber 2.5g 2g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 22mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.42mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 15mg Cauliflower
Phosphorus 26mg 44mg Cauliflower
Potassium 170mg 299mg Cauliflower
Sodium 18mg 30mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.27mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.019mg 0.039mg Cauliflower
Vitamin A 98IU 0IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.08mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 48.2mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.05mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.06mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.507mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.667mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.184mg Cauliflower
Folate 43µg 57µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 15.5µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.035mg 0.076mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.071mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.041mg 0.106mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.044mg 0.217mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.012mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.065mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.042mg 0.125mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.022mg 0.056mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.13g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.034g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.031g Cauliflower

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Cauliflower
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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

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.

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.