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Carrot vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Cabbage

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, however Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 92% more than Cabbage.
  • Carrot has 4 times more Vitamin E than Cabbage. While Carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E , Cabbage has only 0.15mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, raw and Cabbage, 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
Carrot
4
:
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
Carrot
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +16946.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +520.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.061
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +16946.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +520.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.061

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
98
Carrot
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
10
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
6%
Carrot
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Cabbage

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.
Carrot Cabbage
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Carrot Cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Cabbage Opinion
Calories 41 25 Carrot
Protein 0.93 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 9.58 5.8 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 33 40 Cabbage
Potassium 320 170 Carrot
Magnesium 12 12
Sugar 4.74 3.2 Cabbage
Fiber 2.8 2.5 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.019 Carrot
Zinc 0.24 0.18 Carrot
Starch 1.43 0 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 26 Carrot
Sodium 69 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 16706 98 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.15 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.061 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.234 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.212 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.124 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 76 Cabbage
Folate 19 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.017 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.035 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.03 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.041 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.044 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.012 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.032 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.042 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.022 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 1.45 Cabbage

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.