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Potato vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Potato and Red cabbage

  • Potato has more Copper, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, however Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 41% higher.
  • Red cabbage has 6 times less Copper than Potato. Potato has 0.11mg of Copper, while Red cabbage has 0.017mg.

Food types used in this article are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +547.1%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +547.1%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Equal in Iron - 0.8

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
Potato
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin C +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +1810%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin C +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +1810%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 5.27g Potato
Protein 2.05g 1.43g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.16g Red cabbage
Carbs 17.49g 7.37g Potato
Calories 77kcal 31kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g 0g Potato
Fructose 0.26g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 0.82g 3.83g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 2.1g
Calcium 12mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.81mg 0.8mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 16mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 30mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 243mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 27mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.22mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.017mg Potato
Vitamin A 2IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.064mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.418mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.147mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.209mg Potato
Folate 15µg 18µg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.012mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.039mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.034mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.046mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.049mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.014mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.036mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.048mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.024mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato Red 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
18
Potato
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
13
Red 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
12%
Potato
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
0%
Potato
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.