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Cabbage vs. Winter squash — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cabbage and Winter squash

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate, however, Winter squash is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Copper.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 60% more than Winter squash.
  • Cabbage has 4 times more Vitamin C than Winter squash. While Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, Winter squash has only 9.6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cabbage, raw and Squash, winter, all varieties, cooked, baked, without salt.

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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 +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains more Copper +331.6%
Contains more Manganese +16.9%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.44
Equal in Magnesium - 13
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 7% 17% 10% 9% 22% 1% 6% 28% 25% 3%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains more Copper +331.6%
Contains more Manganese +16.9%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.44
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +281.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +115%
Contains more Vitamin K +1627.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5229.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%
Equal in Choline - 10.6
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 314% 3% 0% 32% 4% 16% 10% 15% 38% 15% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +281.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +115%
Contains more Vitamin K +1627.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5229.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%
Equal in Choline - 10.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +43.8%
Contains more Fats +250%
Contains more Carbs +52.6%
Equal in Water - 89.21
Equal in Other - 0.7
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
9% 89%
Protein: 0.89 g
Fats: 0.35 g
Carbs: 8.85 g
Water: 89.21 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +43.8%
Contains more Fats +250%
Contains more Carbs +52.6%
Equal in Water - 89.21
Equal in Other - 0.7

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +764.7%
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
29% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.072 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +764.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Winter squash Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 6.05g Winter squash
Protein 1.28g 0.89g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.35g Winter squash
Carbs 5.8g 8.85g Winter squash
Calories 25kcal 37kcal Winter squash
Fructose 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 3.3g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 2.8g Winter squash
Calcium 40mg 22mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.44mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Winter squash
Phosphorus 26mg 19mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 241mg Winter squash
Sodium 18mg 1mg Winter squash
Zinc 0.18mg 0.22mg Winter squash
Copper 0.019mg 0.082mg Winter squash
Manganese 0.16mg 0.187mg Winter squash
Selenium 0.3µg 0.4µg Winter squash
Vitamin A 98IU 5223IU Winter squash
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 261µg Winter squash
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.12mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 9.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.016mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.067mg Winter squash
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.495mg Winter squash
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.234mg Winter squash
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.161mg Winter squash
Folate 43µg 20µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 10.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg 4.4µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.013mg Winter squash
Threonine 0.035mg 0.027mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.035mg Winter squash
Leucine 0.041mg 0.05mg Winter squash
Lysine 0.044mg 0.033mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.035mg Winter squash
Valine 0.042mg 0.038mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.017mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.072g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.026g Winter squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.147g Winter squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Winter squash
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%
Winter squash
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
12%
Winter squash

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Winter squash
Winter squash contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter squash
Winter squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter squash
Winter squash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
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.
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. Winter squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170490/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.