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Red cabbage vs. Alfalfa seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Red cabbage and Alfalfa seeds

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE, while Alfalfa seeds has more Copper, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 54% more than Alfalfa seeds.
  • Red cabbage contains 7 times more Vitamin A RAE than Alfalfa seeds. While Red cabbage contains 56µg of Vitamin A RAE, Alfalfa seeds contain only 8µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cabbage, red, raw and Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +40.6%
Contains more Potassium +207.6%
Contains more Manganese +29.3%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Copper +823.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Contains more Calcium +40.6%
Contains more Potassium +207.6%
Contains more Manganese +29.3%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Copper +823.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +514.7%
Contains more Choline +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +514.7%
Contains more Choline +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283%
Contains more Folate +100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +251%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Contains more Protein +179%
Contains more Fats +331.3%
Equal in Water - 92.82
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Carbs +251%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Contains more Protein +179%
Contains more Fats +331.3%
Equal in Water - 92.82

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +366.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +411.3%
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +366.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +411.3%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +2075%
Contains more Fructose +1133.3%
16% 46% 39%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.6 g
Glucose: 1.74 g
Fructose: 1.48 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
40% 60%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.08 g
Fructose: 0.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +2075%
Contains more Fructose +1133.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Red cabbage Alfalfa seeds
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Alfalfa seeds Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 0.2g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 3.99g Alfalfa seeds
Fats 0.16g 0.69g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 7.37g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 23kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g 0.12g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 0.2g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 2.1g 1.9g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 32mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.96mg Alfalfa seeds
Magnesium 16mg 27mg Alfalfa seeds
Phosphorus 30mg 70mg Alfalfa seeds
Potassium 243mg 79mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 6mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.22mg 0.92mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.017mg 0.157mg Alfalfa seeds
Manganese 0.243mg 0.188mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 1116IU 155IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 56µg 8µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.02mg Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57mg 8.2mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.076mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.126mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.481mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.563mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 36µg Alfalfa seeds
Choline 17.1mg 14.4mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 38.2µg 30.5µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg 0.134mg Alfalfa seeds
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.143mg Alfalfa seeds
Leucine 0.046mg 0.267mg Alfalfa seeds
Lysine 0.049mg 0.214mg Alfalfa seeds
Methionine 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg 0.145mg Alfalfa seeds
Histidine 0.024mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.069g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.056g Alfalfa seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.409g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Alfalfa seeds
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Red cabbage
19%
Alfalfa seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Red cabbage
21%
Alfalfa seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds 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 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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/nutrients
  2. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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