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Cabbage vs. Red leaf lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cabbage and Red leaf lettuce?

  • Cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Red leaf lettuce is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, and Iron.
  • Red leaf lettuce's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 54% higher.
  • Red leaf lettuce has 10 times less Vitamin C than Cabbage. Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Red leaf lettuce has 3.7mg.
  • Red leaf lettuce is lower in Sugar.

We used Cabbage, raw and Lettuce, red leaf, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -28%
Contains more Iron +155.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +47.4%
Contains more Manganese +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 28
Equal in Potassium - 187
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% 45% 9% 12% 17% 4% 6% 10% 27% 9%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -28%
Contains more Iron +155.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +47.4%
Contains more Manganese +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 28
Equal in Potassium - 187

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 +889.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +7544.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.2%
Contains more Choline +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.064
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 450% 3% 0% 13% 16% 18% 7% 9% 24% 27% 0% 7% 351%
Contains more Vitamin C +889.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +7544.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.2%
Contains more Choline +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.064

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +156.6%
Contains more Other +16.4%
Contains more Fats +120%
Equal in Protein - 1.33
Equal in Water - 95.64
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.33 g
Fats: 0.22 g
Carbs: 2.26 g
Water: 95.64 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Carbs +156.6%
Contains more Other +16.4%
Contains more Fats +120%
Equal in Protein - 1.33
Equal in Water - 95.64

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +240%
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +323.5%
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
18% 5% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.072 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +240%
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +323.5%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +735%
Contains more Fructose +417.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
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
42% 58%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.2 g
Fructose: 0.28 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +735%
Contains more Fructose +417.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Red leaf lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 1.36g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 1.33g Red leaf lettuce
Fats 0.1g 0.22g Red leaf lettuce
Carbs 5.8g 2.26g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 16kcal Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g 0.28g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 0.48g Red leaf lettuce
Fiber 2.5g 0.9g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 33mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 1.2mg Red leaf lettuce
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 26mg 28mg Red leaf lettuce
Potassium 170mg 187mg Red leaf lettuce
Sodium 18mg 25mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.2mg Red leaf lettuce
Copper 0.019mg 0.028mg Red leaf lettuce
Manganese 0.16mg 0.203mg Red leaf lettuce
Selenium 0.3µg 1.5µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A 98IU 7492IU Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 375µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.15mg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 3.7mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.064mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.077mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.321mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.144mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.1mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 36µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 11.8mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin K 76µg 140.3µg Red leaf lettuce
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.022mg Red leaf lettuce
Threonine 0.035mg 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.038mg Red leaf lettuce
Leucine 0.041mg 0.07mg Red leaf lettuce
Lysine 0.044mg 0.045mg Red leaf lettuce
Methionine 0.012mg 0.016mg Red leaf lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.067mg Red leaf lettuce
Valine 0.042mg 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Histidine 0.022mg 0.019mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.017g Red leaf lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.005g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.072g Red leaf lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Red leaf lettuce
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
71%
Red leaf lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
14%
Red leaf lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Red leaf lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168431/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.