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Cauliflower vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cauliflower and Cabbage

  • Cauliflower is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Choline, yet Cabbage is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 50% higher.
  • Cauliflower contains 4 times more Choline than Cabbage. Cauliflower contains 44.3mg of Choline, while Cabbage contains 10.7mg.

Food types used in this article are Cauliflower, 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
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +390.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
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 C +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +390.3%

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
30
Cauliflower
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
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
12%
Cauliflower
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
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.
Cauliflower Cabbage
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cauliflower Cabbage
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Cabbage Opinion
Calories 25 25
Protein 1.92 1.28 Cauliflower
Fats 0.28 0.1 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 48.2 36.6 Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 22 40 Cabbage
Potassium 299 170 Cauliflower
Magnesium 15 12 Cauliflower
Sugar 1.91 3.2 Cauliflower
Fiber 2 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.039 0.019 Cauliflower
Zinc 0.27 0.18 Cauliflower
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 44 26 Cauliflower
Sodium 30 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 0 98 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.08 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.04 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507 0.234 Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.667 0.212 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184 0.124 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15.5 76 Cabbage
Folate 57 43 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.017 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031 0.017 Cauliflower
Tryptophan 0.02 0.011 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076 0.035 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071 0.03 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106 0.041 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217 0.044 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02 0.012 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.032 Cauliflower
Valine 0.125 0.042 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056 0.022 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.