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Red cabbage vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Red cabbage and Winter melon

  • Winter melon has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 49% more than Winter melon.
  • Winter melon contains 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Red cabbage. Red cabbage contains 56µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Winter melon contains 0µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, red, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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
Contains more Calcium +136.8%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +3950%
Contains less Sodium -75.7%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Calcium +136.8%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +3950%
Contains less Sodium -75.7%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Copper +35.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133
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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133

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 Winter melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 0.1g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 0.4g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.2g Winter melon
Carbs 7.37g 3g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 13kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g g Winter melon
Fiber 2.1g 2.9g Winter melon
Calcium 45mg 19mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.4mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 10mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 19mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 6mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 111mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.017mg 0.023mg Winter melon
Vitamin A 1116IU 0IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 13mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.04mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.4mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.133mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.035mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 5µg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.002mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.009mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.003mg 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 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.087g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 84mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.