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Kohlrabi vs. Red cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Kohlrabi and Red cabbage

  • Kohlrabi has more Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin C, while Red cabbage has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 32% more than Kohlrabi.
  • Kohlrabi contains 8 times more Copper than Red cabbage. While Kohlrabi contains 0.129mg of Copper, Red cabbage contains only 0.017mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Kohlrabi, raw and Cabbage, red, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Copper +658.8%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Manganese +74.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 15% 14% 20% 31% 3% 1% 43% 19% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Copper +658.8%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Manganese +74.8%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin E +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Choline +39%
Contains more Vitamin K +38100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 57
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 10% 0% 207% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 12% 0% 7% 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 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Choline +39%
Contains more Vitamin K +38100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 57
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +18.9%
Contains more Other +53.8%
Contains more Fats +60%
Contains more Carbs +18.9%
Equal in Water - 90.39
2% 6% 91%
Protein: 1.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.2 g
Water: 91 g
Other: 1 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 +18.9%
Contains more Other +53.8%
Contains more Fats +60%
Contains more Carbs +18.9%
Equal in Water - 90.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +71.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.7%
19% 10% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.013 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.048 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +71.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kohlrabi Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.6g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.7g 1.43g Kohlrabi
Fats 0.1g 0.16g Red cabbage
Carbs 6.2g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 27kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.6g 3.83g Kohlrabi
Fiber 3.6g 2.1g Kohlrabi
Calcium 24mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.4mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 16mg Kohlrabi
Phosphorus 46mg 30mg Kohlrabi
Potassium 350mg 243mg Kohlrabi
Sodium 20mg 27mg Kohlrabi
Zinc 0.03mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.129mg 0.017mg Kohlrabi
Manganese 0.139mg 0.243mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.7µg 0.6µg Kohlrabi
Vitamin A 36IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.48mg 0.11mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin C 62mg 57mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.418mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.165mg 0.147mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B6 0.15mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 16µg 18µg Red cabbage
Choline 12.3mg 17.1mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 0.1µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.039mg Kohlrabi
Isoleucine 0.078mg 0.034mg Kohlrabi
Leucine 0.067mg 0.046mg Kohlrabi
Lysine 0.056mg 0.049mg Kohlrabi
Methionine 0.013mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.039mg 0.036mg Kohlrabi
Valine 0.05mg 0.048mg Kohlrabi
Histidine 0.019mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.013g 0.021g Kohlrabi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kohlrabi 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
24%
Kohlrabi
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Kohlrabi
14%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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.

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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.