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Sweet potato vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sweet potato and Cabbage?

  • Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, while Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 78% higher.
  • Cabbage has 8 times less Copper than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 0.151mg of Copper, while Cabbage has 0.019mg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Cabbage, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +694.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -67.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +694.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -67.3%

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 +14376.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +1425%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4122.2%
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 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Contains more Vitamin A +14376.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +1425%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4122.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 3.3g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 1.28g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.1g Cabbage
Carbs 20.12g 5.8g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 25kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g 0g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 4.18g 3.2g Cabbage
Fiber 3g 2.5g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.61mg 0.47mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 26mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 170mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.3mg 0.18mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.019mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 98IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.15mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.04mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.234mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.212mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.124mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 43µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.011mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.035mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.041mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.044mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.012mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.032mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.042mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.022mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.034g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.017g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Cabbage
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
85
Sweet potato
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
10
Cabbage

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%
Sweet potato
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
6%
Cabbage
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
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?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.