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Red cabbage vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Red cabbage and Potato

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C and Vitamin K, however Potato has more Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 41% higher.
  • Potato has 19 times less Vitamin K than Red cabbage. Red cabbage has 38.2µg of Vitamin K, while Potato has 2µg.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, red, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
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Potato
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +547.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.81
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +547.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.81

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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4
Potato
Contains more Vitamin C +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1810%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1810%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Red cabbage
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
20
Potato

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 the food
Protein
9%
Red cabbage
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
0%
Potato

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Red cabbage Potato
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 3.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Red cabbage Potato Opinion
Calories 31 77 Potato
Protein 1.43 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.16 0.09 Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57 19.7 Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.81 Potato
Calcium 45 12 Red cabbage
Potassium 243 425 Potato
Magnesium 16 23 Potato
Sugars 3.83 0.82 Potato
Fiber 2.1 2.1
Copper 0.017 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.22 0.3 Potato
Starch 0 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 30 57 Potato
Sodium 27 6 Potato
Vitamin A 1116 2 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11 0.01 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.032 Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.147 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 38.2 2 Red cabbage
Folate 18 15 Red cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.025 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.002 Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08 0.042 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.039 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.034 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.046 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.049 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.014 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.048 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.024 0.035 Potato
Fructose 1.48 0.26 Red cabbage

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.