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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.
  • 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
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Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
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 C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%
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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +353.7%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%

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 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

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Cauliflower Red 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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