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Napa cabbage vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Napa cabbage and Broccoli

  • Napa cabbage is richer in Copper, while Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broccoli covers your daily Vitamin C needs 96% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Napa cabbage has 2 times more Copper than Broccoli. Napa cabbage has 0.096mg of Copper, while Broccoli has 0.049mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cabbage, napa, cooked and Broccoli, 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
Contains more Copper +95.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Copper +95.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +62.1%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.73

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1537.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Folate +46.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +2687.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1537.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Folate +46.5%

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
7
Napa cabbage
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
12
Napa cabbage
18
Broccoli

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
7%
Napa cabbage
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
2%
Napa cabbage
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Napa cabbage
2%
Broccoli

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

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Napa cabbage Broccoli
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Napa cabbage Broccoli Opinion
Calories 12 34 Broccoli
Protein 1.1 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.17 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 3.2 89.2 Broccoli
Net carbs 2.2300000190734863 4.039999961853027 Broccoli
Carbs 2.23 6.64 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.74 0.73 Napa cabbage
Calcium 29 47 Broccoli
Potassium 87 316 Broccoli
Magnesium 8 21 Broccoli
Sugar 1.7 Napa cabbage
Fiber 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.096 0.049 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.14 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 19 66 Broccoli
Sodium 11 33 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 263 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.466 0.639 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.035 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 43 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.