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Red cabbage vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Red cabbage and Beetroot

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A, however Beetroot is richer in Folate, and Copper.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% more.
  • Red cabbage contains 191 times more Vitamin K than Beetroot. Red cabbage contains 38.2µg of Vitamin K, while Beetroot contains 0.2µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cabbage, red, raw and Beets, 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 Calcium +181.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +341.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +19000%
Contains more Folate +505.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +1063.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3281.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +19000%
Contains more Folate +505.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Beetroot Opinion
Calories 31kcal 43kcal Beetroot
Protein 1.43g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.16g 0.17g Beetroot
Vitamin C 57mg 4.9mg Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.27g 6.76g Beetroot
Carbs 7.37g 9.56g Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.8mg 0.8mg
Calcium 45mg 16mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 325mg Beetroot
Magnesium 16mg 23mg Beetroot
Sugar 3.83g 6.76g Red cabbage
Fiber 2.1g 2.8g Beetroot
Copper 0.017mg 0.075mg Beetroot
Zinc 0.22mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 40mg Beetroot
Sodium 27mg 78mg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 33IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.04mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.031mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.04mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.334mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.155mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.067mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 0.2µg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 109µg Beetroot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.027g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.06g Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.039mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.046mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.049mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.014mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.048mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.024mg 0.021mg Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Beetroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Red cabbage
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
18
Beetroot

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
9%
Red cabbage
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.