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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, and Vitamin C, yet Cauliflower is higher in Vitamin B5, Folate, and Vitamin A.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 19% more.
  • Red cabbage has 2 times more Calcium than Cauliflower. While Red cabbage has 45mg of Calcium, Cauliflower has only 22mg.
  • 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 Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +104.5%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
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 C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
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 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 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
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 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 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

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Red cabbage Cauliflower
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Cauliflower Opinion
Calories 31 25 Red cabbage
Protein 1.43 1.92 Cauliflower
Fats 0.16 0.28 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 57 48.2 Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.269999980926514 2.9700000286102295 Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37 4.97 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.42 Red cabbage
Calcium 45 22 Red cabbage
Potassium 243 299 Cauliflower
Magnesium 16 15 Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83 1.91 Cauliflower
Fiber 2.1 2 Red cabbage
Copper 0.017 0.039 Cauliflower
Zinc 0.22 0.27 Cauliflower
Starch 0 Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30 44 Cauliflower
Sodium 27 30 Red cabbage
Vitamin A 1116 0 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11 0.08 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.05 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.06 Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418 0.507 Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.147 0.667 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.184 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 38.2 15.5 Red cabbage
Folate 18 57 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.13 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.034 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08 0.031 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012 0.02 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.039 0.076 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.034 0.071 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.046 0.106 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.049 0.217 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.014 0.02 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.065 Cauliflower
Valine 0.048 0.125 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.024 0.056 Cauliflower
Fructose 1.48 0.97 Red cabbage

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.