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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 more Copper +405.3%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains more Copper +405.3%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%

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 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 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
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 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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.