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Radish vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Radish and Napa cabbage different?

  • Radish is higher in Vitamin C, however Napa cabbage is richer in Manganese, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Radish is 13% higher.
  • Radish contains 3 times more Potassium than Napa cabbage. While Radish contains 233mg of Potassium, Napa cabbage contains only 87mg.

Radishes, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked 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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +167.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +16%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
Contains more Copper +92%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +167.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +16%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
Contains more Copper +92%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19

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
Radish
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +3657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Folate +72%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +3657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Folate +72%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Radish Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 1.8g 2.23g Napa cabbage
Protein 0.68g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 3.4g 2.23g Radish
Calories 16kcal 12kcal Radish
Starch 0g g Radish
Fructose 0.71g g Radish
Sugar 1.86g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.6g g Radish
Calcium 25mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.34mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Radish
Phosphorus 20mg 19mg Radish
Potassium 233mg 87mg Radish
Sodium 39mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.28mg 0.14mg Radish
Copper 0.05mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 7IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0mg mg Radish
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 14.8mg 3.2mg Radish
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.005mg Radish
Vitamin B2 0.039mg 0.025mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.165mg 0.035mg Radish
Vitamin B6 0.071mg 0.037mg Radish
Folate 25µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.3µg µg Radish
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Radish
Threonine 0.023mg mg Radish
Isoleucine 0.02mg mg Radish
Leucine 0.031mg mg Radish
Lysine 0.033mg mg Radish
Methionine 0.01mg mg Radish
Phenylalanine 0.036mg mg Radish
Valine 0.035mg mg Radish
Histidine 0.013mg mg Radish
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Radish Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
10
Radish
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
11
Radish
12
Napa 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
4%
Radish
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Radish
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)
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

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/nutrients
  2. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.