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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 RAE, however Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 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
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Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +136.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
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 Folate +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.061
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
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%
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 Folate +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.061

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 3.3g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.28g Cabbage
Fats 0.24g 0.1g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 5.8g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 25kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g 0g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 4.74g 3.2g Cabbage
Fiber 2.8g 2.5g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.3mg 0.47mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 35mg 26mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 170mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.24mg 0.18mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.019mg Carrot
Vitamin A 16706IU 98IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.15mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.061mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.04mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.234mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.212mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.124mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 43µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.011mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.035mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.03mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.041mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.044mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.012mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.032mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.042mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.022mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.034g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.017g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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
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

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)

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.