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Red cabbage vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Red cabbage and Napa cabbage

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Napa cabbage is richer in Copper, and Folate.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 60% more.
  • Red cabbage contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Napa cabbage. Red cabbage contains 0.209mg of Vitamin B6, while Napa cabbage contains 0.037mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cabbage, red, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +179.3%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -59.3%
Contains more Copper +464.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.74
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Calcium +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +179.3%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -59.3%
Contains more Copper +464.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.74

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 +324.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1681.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +464.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +138.9%
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +324.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1681.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +464.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +138.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 2.23g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 1.1g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 2.23g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 12kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 2.1g g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 29mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.74mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 8mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 19mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 87mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.14mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 263IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 3.2mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.005mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.025mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.035mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.037mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.