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Red cabbage vs Cauliflower - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Red cabbage and Cauliflower?

  • Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Cauliflower is higher in Vitamin B5, and Folate.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 19% more.
  • Red cabbage has 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cauliflower. While Red cabbage has 56µg of Vitamin A RAE, Cauliflower has only 0µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Cauliflower is lower.

We used Cabbage, red, raw and Cauliflower, raw types 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 Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 15

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +353.7%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
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 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +353.7%
Contains more Folate +216.7%

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 Cauliflower
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Cauliflower Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 2.97g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 1.92g Cauliflower
Fats 0.16g 0.28g Cauliflower
Carbs 7.37g 4.97g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 25kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g 0.97g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 1.91g Cauliflower
Fiber 2.1g 2g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 22mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.42mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 15mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 44mg Cauliflower
Potassium 243mg 299mg Cauliflower
Sodium 27mg 30mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.27mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.017mg 0.039mg Cauliflower
Vitamin A 1116IU 0IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.08mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 48.2mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.05mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.06mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.507mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.667mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.184mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 57µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 15.5µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.039mg 0.076mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.071mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.046mg 0.106mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.049mg 0.217mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.014mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.065mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.048mg 0.125mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.024mg 0.056mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.13g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.034g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.031g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Cauliflower
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
30
Cauliflower
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
13
Cauliflower

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
12%
Cauliflower
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
5%
Cauliflower
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Cauliflower

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
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 - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.92g)
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.

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.