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Red cabbage vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Red cabbage and Carrot?

  • Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin B6, yet Carrot is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 87% higher.
  • Red cabbage has 10 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. Red cabbage has 57mg of Vitamin C, while Carrot has 5.9mg.

We used Cabbage, red, raw and Carrots, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +36.4%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.7%
Contains more Copper +164.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.7%
Contains more Copper +164.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +866.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1397%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Folate - 19
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +866.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1397%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Folate - 19

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 Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 1.43g 0.93g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 7.37g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 31kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch 0g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 1.48g 0.55g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 4.74g Red cabbage
Fiber 2.1g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 45mg 33mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.3mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 12mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 35mg Carrot
Potassium 243mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 27mg 69mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.24mg Carrot
Copper 0.017mg 0.045mg Carrot
Vitamin A 1116IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 5.9mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.058mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.138mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 19µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 13.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.012mg
Threonine 0.039mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.046mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.049mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.014mg 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.048mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.024mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.037g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Carrot
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
39
Red cabbage
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.