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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, 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 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
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Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +694.7%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -67.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +694.7%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
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 Vitamin K +4122.2%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
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 Vitamin K +4122.2%
Contains more Folate +290.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
6%
Cabbage
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 contains less Sugars?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sweet potato Cabbage Opinion
Calories 86 25 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.28 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.1 Cabbage
Vitamin C 2.4 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 20.12 5.8 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.47 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 40 Cabbage
Potassium 337 170 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 12 Sweet potato
Sugars 4.18 3.2 Cabbage
Fiber 3 2.5 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.019 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.18 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 0 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 26 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 14187 98 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.15 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.061 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.234 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.212 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.124 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 76 Cabbage
Folate 11 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.034 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.017 Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.031 0.011 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.035 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.03 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.041 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.044 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.012 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.032 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.042 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.022 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 1.45 Cabbage

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.