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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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
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 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.97g 3.3g Cabbage
Protein 1.92g 1.28g Cauliflower
Fats 0.28g 0.1g Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97g 5.8g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 25kcal
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose 0.97g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 1.91g 3.2g Cauliflower
Fiber 2g 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 22mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.42mg 0.47mg Cabbage
Magnesium 15mg 12mg Cauliflower
Phosphorus 44mg 26mg Cauliflower
Potassium 299mg 170mg Cauliflower
Sodium 30mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.27mg 0.18mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.039mg 0.019mg Cauliflower
Vitamin A 0IU 98IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.15mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 48.2mg 36.6mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.04mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507mg 0.234mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.667mg 0.212mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184mg 0.124mg Cauliflower
Folate 57µg 43µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 15.5µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.011mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076mg 0.035mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071mg 0.03mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106mg 0.041mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217mg 0.044mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02mg 0.012mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.032mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.125mg 0.042mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056mg 0.022mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.034g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.017g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031g 0.017g Cauliflower

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cauliflower Cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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

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.

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.