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Cabbage vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cabbage and Ginger

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium.
  • Cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 63% more than Ginger.
  • Cabbage contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Ginger. While Cabbage contains 36.6mg of Vitamin C, Ginger contains only 5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, raw and Ginger root, 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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Ginger
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
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% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.28g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.1g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 5.8g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 25kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.5g 2g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 16mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 12mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 26mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 170mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 18mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.18mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.019mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 98IU 0IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 5mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.034mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.203mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 43µg 11µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 0.1µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.035mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.041mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.044mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.012mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.042mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.022mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.203g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Ginger
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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Cabbage
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.169g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.