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Cabbage vs. Fiddlehead ferns — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cabbage and Fiddlehead ferns

  • Cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, yet Fiddlehead ferns are richer in Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Fiddlehead ferns is 33% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, raw and Fiddlehead ferns, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +288.5%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Zinc +361.1%
Contains more Copper +1584.2%
Contains more Manganese +218.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7% 21% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 50% 25% 44% 33% 1% 23% 107% 67% 0%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +288.5%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Zinc +361.1%
Contains more Copper +1584.2%
Contains more Manganese +218.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +37.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin A +3590.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2028.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 6% 190%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 218% 0% 0% 89% 5% 49% 94% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin A +3590.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2028.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +255.5%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Other +29.7%
Equal in Carbs - 5.54
Equal in Water - 88.68
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
5% 6% 89%
Protein: 4.55 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 5.54 g
Water: 88.68 g
Other: 0.83 g
Contains more Protein +255.5%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Other +29.7%
Equal in Carbs - 5.54
Equal in Water - 88.68

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cabbage Fiddlehead ferns
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Fiddlehead ferns Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 5.54g Fiddlehead ferns
Protein 1.28g 4.55g Fiddlehead ferns
Fats 0.1g 0.4g Fiddlehead ferns
Carbs 5.8g 5.54g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 34kcal Fiddlehead ferns
Fructose 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g Fiddlehead ferns
Fiber 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 32mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 1.31mg Fiddlehead ferns
Magnesium 12mg 34mg Fiddlehead ferns
Phosphorus 26mg 101mg Fiddlehead ferns
Potassium 170mg 370mg Fiddlehead ferns
Sodium 18mg 1mg Fiddlehead ferns
Zinc 0.18mg 0.83mg Fiddlehead ferns
Copper 0.019mg 0.32mg Fiddlehead ferns
Manganese 0.16mg 0.51mg Fiddlehead ferns
Selenium 0.3µg Cabbage
Vitamin A 98IU 3617IU Fiddlehead ferns
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 181µg Fiddlehead ferns
Vitamin E 0.15mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 26.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.21mg Fiddlehead ferns
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 4.98mg Fiddlehead ferns
Vitamin B5 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g Fiddlehead ferns
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Fiddlehead ferns
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Cabbage
35%
Fiddlehead ferns
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
35%
Fiddlehead ferns

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/nutrients
  2. Fiddlehead ferns - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169405/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.