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Sweet potato vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sweet potato and Napa cabbage?

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B1, yet Napa cabbage is higher in Folate.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 77% more.
  • Sweet potato has 23 times more Vitamin B5 than Napa cabbage. While Sweet potato has 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, Napa cabbage has only 0.035mg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Cabbage, napa, cooked types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
Contains more Potassium +287.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
Contains more Potassium +287.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Calcium - 29

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 +5294.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +464.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +5294.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +464.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Folate +290.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +42.7%
Contains more Carbs +802.2%
Contains more Other +476.5%
Contains more Fats +240%
Contains more Water +24.7%
20% 77%
Protein: 1.57 g
Fats: 0.05 g
Carbs: 20.12 g
Water: 77.28 g
Other: 0.98 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 96.33 g
Other: 0.17 g
Contains more Protein +42.7%
Contains more Carbs +802.2%
Contains more Other +476.5%
Contains more Fats +240%
Contains more Water +24.7%

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.
Sweet potato 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 2.23g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 1.1g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 20.12g 2.23g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 12kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g Napa cabbage
Fiber 3g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 29mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 25mg 8mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 19mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 87mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.3mg 0.14mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.096mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 263IU Sweet potato
Vitamin A RAE 709µg 13µg Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin C 2.4mg 3.2mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.005mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.025mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.466mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.035mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.037mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin K 1.8µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg Sweet potato
Saturated Fat 0.018g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g Sweet potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
85%
Sweet potato
7%
Napa cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Sweet potato
12%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.