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Red cabbage vs. Vine spinach (basella) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Red cabbage and Vine spinach (basella) different?

  • Vine spinach (basella) has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Calcium than Red cabbage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Vine spinach (basella) is 50% higher.

Cabbage, red, raw and Vinespinach, (basella), 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 more Calcium +142.2%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Magnesium +306.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Copper +529.4%
Contains more Manganese +202.5%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
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 33% 45% 47% 23% 45% 4% 12% 36% 96% 5%
Contains more Calcium +142.2%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Magnesium +306.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Copper +529.4%
Contains more Manganese +202.5%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%

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 B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +616.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Contains more Folate +677.8%
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 480% 0% 0% 340% 13% 36% 10% 4% 56% 105% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +616.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Contains more Folate +677.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +116.8%
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +87.5%
Contains more Other +115.4%
Equal in Water - 93.1
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: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 3.4 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 1.4 g
Contains more Carbs +116.8%
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +87.5%
Contains more Other +115.4%
Equal in Water - 93.1

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 Vine spinach (basella)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Vine spinach (basella) Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 3.4g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 1.8g Vine spinach (basella)
Fats 0.16g 0.3g Vine spinach (basella)
Carbs 7.37g 3.4g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 19kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g Vine spinach (basella)
Fiber 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 109mg Vine spinach (basella)
Iron 0.8mg 1.2mg Vine spinach (basella)
Magnesium 16mg 65mg Vine spinach (basella)
Phosphorus 30mg 52mg Vine spinach (basella)
Potassium 243mg 510mg Vine spinach (basella)
Sodium 27mg 24mg Vine spinach (basella)
Zinc 0.22mg 0.43mg Vine spinach (basella)
Copper 0.017mg 0.107mg Vine spinach (basella)
Manganese 0.243mg 0.735mg Vine spinach (basella)
Selenium 0.6µg 0.8µg Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin A 1116IU 8000IU Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin A RAE 56µg 400µg Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin E 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57mg 102mg Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.05mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.155mg Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.5mg Vine spinach (basella)
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.053mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.24mg Vine spinach (basella)
Folate 18µg 140µg Vine spinach (basella)
Choline 17.1mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.028mg Vine spinach (basella)
Threonine 0.039mg 0.055mg Vine spinach (basella)
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.053mg Vine spinach (basella)
Leucine 0.046mg 0.101mg Vine spinach (basella)
Lysine 0.049mg 0.086mg Vine spinach (basella)
Methionine 0.014mg 0.019mg Vine spinach (basella)
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.085mg Vine spinach (basella)
Valine 0.048mg 0.065mg Vine spinach (basella)
Histidine 0.024mg 0.039mg Vine spinach (basella)
Saturated Fat 0.021g Vine spinach (basella)
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 Vine spinach (basella)
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
80%
Vine spinach (basella)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Red cabbage
34%
Vine spinach (basella)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Vine spinach (basella)
Vine spinach (basella) 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 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

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. Vine spinach (basella) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170474/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.