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Red cabbage vs. Purslane — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Red cabbage and Purslane different?

  • Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however, Purslane is richer in Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 40% higher.
  • Red cabbage contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Purslane. While Red cabbage contains 0.209mg of Vitamin B6, Purslane contains only 0.073mg.

Cabbage, red, raw and Purslane, raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +148.8%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Copper +564.7%
Contains more Manganese +24.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 75% 49% 19% 44% 6% 5% 38% 40% 5%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +148.8%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Copper +564.7%
Contains more Manganese +24.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 80% 0% 0% 70% 12% 26% 9% 3% 17% 9% 0% 7% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +117.4%
Contains more Protein +42%
Contains more Fats +125%
Contains more Other +109.2%
Equal in Water - 92.86
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 2.03 g
Fats: 0.36 g
Carbs: 3.39 g
Water: 92.86 g
Other: 1.36 g
Contains more Carbs +117.4%
Contains more Protein +42%
Contains more Fats +125%
Contains more Other +109.2%
Equal in Water - 92.86

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Red cabbage Purslane
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Purslane Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 3.39g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 2.03g Purslane
Fats 0.16g 0.36g Purslane
Carbs 7.37g 3.39g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 20kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g Purslane
Fiber 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 65mg Purslane
Iron 0.8mg 1.99mg Purslane
Magnesium 16mg 68mg Purslane
Phosphorus 30mg 44mg Purslane
Potassium 243mg 494mg Purslane
Sodium 27mg 45mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.17mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.113mg Purslane
Manganese 0.243mg 0.303mg Purslane
Selenium 0.6µg 0.9µg Purslane
Vitamin A 1116IU 1320IU Purslane
Vitamin A RAE 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57mg 21mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.047mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.112mg Purslane
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.48mg Purslane
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.073mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 12µg Red cabbage
Choline 17.1mg 12.8mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.021g Purslane
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Purslane
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Red cabbage
18%
Purslane
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Red cabbage
30%
Purslane

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Purslane
Purslane is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Purslane
Purslane is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/nutrients
  2. Purslane - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169274/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.