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Ginger vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ginger and Napa cabbage?

  • Ginger is richer in Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, yet Napa cabbage is richer in Folate.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 14% higher.
  • Ginger has 5 times more Magnesium than Napa cabbage. Ginger has 43mg of Magnesium, while Napa cabbage has 8mg.

We used Ginger root, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +377%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +135.4%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +377%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +135.4%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +290.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 2.23g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.1g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.17g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 2.23g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 12kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 2g g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 43mg 8mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 19mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 87mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.34mg 0.14mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.096mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 3.2mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.005mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.025mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.466mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.035mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.037mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Napa 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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
12
Napa 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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.203g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ginger
Ginger 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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.