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Ginger vs. Red cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger and Red cabbage different?

  • Ginger is richer in Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium, while Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 58% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 13 times more Copper than Red cabbage. Ginger contains 0.226mg of Copper, while Red cabbage contains 0.017mg.
  • Ginger is lower in Sugar.

Ginger root, raw and Cabbage, red, raw types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +168.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.8%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +1229.4%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +168.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.8%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +1229.4%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.243

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.1%
Contains more Choline +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.6%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.1%
Contains more Choline +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.6%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.3%
Contains more Fats +368.8%
Contains more Carbs +141.1%
Contains more Other +18.5%
Contains more Water +14.6%
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Protein +27.3%
Contains more Fats +368.8%
Contains more Carbs +141.1%
Contains more Other +18.5%
Contains more Water +14.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1183.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1183.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ginger Red cabbage
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 5.27g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.43g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.16g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 7.37g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 31kcal Ginger
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 1.7g 3.83g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 16mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 43mg 16mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 30mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 243mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 27mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.22mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.017mg Ginger
Manganese 0.229mg 0.243mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.7µg 0.6µg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.11mg Ginger
Vitamin C 5mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.418mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.147mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 11µg 18µg Red cabbage
Choline 28.8mg 17.1mg Ginger
Vitamin K 0.1µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.012mg
Threonine 0.036mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.034mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.046mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.049mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.036mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.048mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.024mg Ginger
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.012g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.08g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Red cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Ginger
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Ginger
14%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.182g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

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