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Cabbage vs. Radish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cabbage and Radish different?

  • Radish contains less Vitamin K, and Vitamin C than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 62% more than Radish.
  • Cabbage has 2 times more Vitamin C than Radish. Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Radish has 14.8mg.

Cabbage, raw and Radishes, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Radish
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Manganese +131.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +55.6%
Contains more Copper +163.2%
Contains more Selenium +100%
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 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17% 10% 4%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Manganese +131.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +55.6%
Contains more Copper +163.2%
Contains more Selenium +100%

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.
Cabbage
10
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1
Radish
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +72%
Contains more Choline +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +5746.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.039
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.254
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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +72%
Contains more Choline +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +5746.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.039
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.254

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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1
Radish
Contains more Protein +88.2%
Contains more Carbs +70.6%
Contains more Other +16.4%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 95.27
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
3% 95%
Protein: 0.68 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 3.4 g
Water: 95.27 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +88.2%
Contains more Carbs +70.6%
Contains more Other +16.4%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 95.27

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Radish
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.032
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.017
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.048 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.032
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.017

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Radish
Contains more Glucose +59%
Contains more Fructose +104.2%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +25%
2% 52% 45%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.08 g
Glucose: 1.67 g
Fructose: 1.45 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
5% 56% 38%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.1 g
Glucose: 1.05 g
Fructose: 0.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +59%
Contains more Fructose +104.2%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +25%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Radish Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 1.8g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 0.68g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 5.8g 3.4g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 16kcal Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g 0.71g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.86g Radish
Fiber 2.5g 1.6g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 25mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.34mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 20mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 233mg Radish
Sodium 18mg 39mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.28mg Radish
Copper 0.019mg 0.05mg Radish
Manganese 0.16mg 0.069mg Cabbage
Selenium 0.3µg 0.6µg Radish
Vitamin A 98IU 7IU Cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 0µg Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 14.8mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.012mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.039mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.254mg Radish
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.165mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.071mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 25µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 6.5mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg 1.3µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.009mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.023mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.031mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.033mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.01mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.036mg Radish
Valine 0.042mg 0.035mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.013mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.017g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.048g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Radish
Low Fats diet Equal
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
9%
Radish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
10%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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