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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
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Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +88.9%
Contains more Copper +1089.5%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +632%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

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.
Ginger Cabbage
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.3g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.28g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.1g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 5.8g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 25kcal Ginger
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 1.7g 3.2g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 16mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.47mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 12mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 26mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 170mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 18mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.18mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.019mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 98IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.15mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.234mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.124mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 43µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.011mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.035mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.03mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.041mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.044mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.012mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.032mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.042mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.022mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.034g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.017g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.017g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Cabbage
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (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 - 10)
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)

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. 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.