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Cabbage vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cabbage and Napa cabbage different?

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Napa cabbage is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cabbage is 37% higher.
  • Cabbage contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Napa cabbage. While Cabbage contains 0.124mg of Vitamin B6, Napa cabbage contains only 0.037mg.

Cabbage, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Copper +405.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Copper +405.3%

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 C +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%
Equal in Folate - 43
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%
Equal in Folate - 43

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 Napa cabbage
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 Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 2.23g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 1.1g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 5.8g 2.23g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 12kcal Cabbage
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 2.5g g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 29mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 8mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 19mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 87mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.14mg Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 98IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 3.2mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.005mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.035mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.037mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 43µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Napa cabbage
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage 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

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.