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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, 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 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 Potassium +287.4%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +287.4%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
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 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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
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 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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
12
Napa 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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Napa cabbage

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

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Sweet potato Napa 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 86 12 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.1 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.17 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 2.4 3.2 Napa cabbage
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 2.2300000190734863 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 2.23 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 30 29 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 87 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 8 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 Napa cabbage
Fiber 3 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.096 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.14 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 19 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 14187 263 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.005 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.025 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.466 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.035 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.037 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 Sweet potato
Folate 11 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 Sweet potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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.