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Cauliflower vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cauliflower and Red cabbage?

  • Cauliflower is higher in Vitamin B5, and Folate, yet Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 19% more.
  • Cauliflower has 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Red cabbage. While Cauliflower has 0.667mg of Vitamin B5, Red cabbage has only 0.147mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Cauliflower is lower.

We used Cauliflower, raw and Cabbage, red, raw types in this article.

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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 Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 27

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 B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +353.7%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +353.7%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.97g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.92g 1.43g Cauliflower
Fats 0.28g 0.16g Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 25kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose 0.97g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 1.91g 3.83g Cauliflower
Fiber 2g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 22mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.42mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 15mg 16mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 44mg 30mg Cauliflower
Potassium 299mg 243mg Cauliflower
Sodium 30mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.27mg 0.22mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.039mg 0.017mg Cauliflower
Vitamin A 0IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 48.2mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.507mg 0.418mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.667mg 0.147mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 57µg 18µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 15.5µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.012mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076mg 0.039mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071mg 0.034mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106mg 0.046mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217mg 0.049mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02mg 0.014mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.036mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.125mg 0.048mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056mg 0.024mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.012g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cauliflower Red 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
30
Cauliflower
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.92g)
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.

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.