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Napa cabbage vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Napa cabbage and Cabbage different?

  • Napa cabbage is higher in Copper, however Cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cabbage is 37% higher.
  • Napa cabbage contains 5 times more Copper than Cabbage. While Napa cabbage contains 0.096mg of Copper, Cabbage contains only 0.019mg.

Cabbage, napa, cooked and Cabbage, raw are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Copper +405.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Copper +405.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%

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 A +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.1%
Equal in Folate - 43
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%
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 A +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.1%
Equal in Folate - 43

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Napa cabbage Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 3.3g Cabbage
Protein 1.1g 1.28g Cabbage
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Napa cabbage
Carbs 2.23g 5.8g Cabbage
Calories 12kcal 25kcal Cabbage
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar g 3.2g Napa cabbage
Fiber g 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 29mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.74mg 0.47mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 8mg 12mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 19mg 26mg Cabbage
Potassium 87mg 170mg Cabbage
Sodium 11mg 18mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.14mg 0.18mg Cabbage
Copper 0.096mg 0.019mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 263IU 98IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.466mg 0.234mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 43µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Threonine mg 0.035mg Cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.03mg Cabbage
Leucine mg 0.041mg Cabbage
Lysine mg 0.044mg Cabbage
Methionine mg 0.012mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.032mg Cabbage
Valine mg 0.042mg Cabbage
Histidine mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.034g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.017g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Napa cabbage 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
7
Napa cabbage
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Napa cabbage
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
7%
Napa cabbage
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
2%
Napa cabbage
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Napa cabbage
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.