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Ginger vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Cabbage

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium and Potassium, yet Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Folate.
  • Cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 63% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 12 times more Copper than Cabbage. While Ginger contains 0.226mg of Copper, Cabbage contains only 0.019mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
7
:
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%

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
Ginger
3
:
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Ginger
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Cabbage
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Cabbage
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 1.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.169g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Cabbage Opinion
Calories 80 25 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.28 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.1 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 17.77 5.8 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.47 Ginger
Calcium 16 40 Cabbage
Potassium 415 170 Ginger
Magnesium 43 12 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 3.2 Ginger
Fiber 2 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.226 0.019 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.18 Ginger
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 34 26 Ginger
Sodium 13 18 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 98 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.26 0.15 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.04 Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.234 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.124 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 76 Cabbage
Folate 11 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.017 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.017 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.035 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.03 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.041 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.044 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.012 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.032 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.042 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.022 Ginger
Fructose 1.45 Cabbage

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.