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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
Radish
4
:
Contains more Potassium +167.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains more Calcium +16%
Contains more Copper +92%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +167.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains more Calcium +16%
Contains more Copper +92%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
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%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
4%
Radish
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Radish
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Radish Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 16 12 Radish
Protein 0.68 1.1 Napa cabbage
Fats 0.1 0.17 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 14.8 3.2 Radish
Carbs 3.4 2.23 Radish
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 25 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 233 87 Radish
Magnesium 10 8 Radish
Sugars 1.86 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.6 Radish
Copper 0.05 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.28 0.14 Radish
Starch 0 Radish
Phosphorus 20 19 Radish
Sodium 39 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 7 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0 Radish
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.005 Radish
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.025 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254 0.466 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.035 Radish
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.037 Radish
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.3 Radish
Folate 25 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 Radish
Tryptophan 0.009 Radish
Threonine 0.023 Radish
Isoleucine 0.02 Radish
Leucine 0.031 Radish
Lysine 0.033 Radish
Methionine 0.01 Radish
Phenylalanine 0.036 Radish
Valine 0.035 Radish
Histidine 0.013 Radish
Fructose 0.71 Radish

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 of 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.