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Sweet potato vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sweet potato and Red cabbage different?

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Sweet potato is 73% higher.
  • Sweet potato contains 9 times more Copper than Red cabbage. While Sweet potato contains 0.151mg of Copper, Red cabbage contains only 0.017mg.

Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Cabbage, red, raw are the varieties used 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 +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +788.2%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -50.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +788.2%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -50.9%

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 +1171.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +444.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +2275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.1%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2022.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin A +1171.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +444.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +2275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.1%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2022.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 5.27g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 1.43g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.16g Red cabbage
Carbs 20.12g 7.37g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 31kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g 0g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 4.18g 3.83g Red cabbage
Fiber 3g 2.1g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.61mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 25mg 16mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 30mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 243mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.3mg 0.22mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.017mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 1116IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.11mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.064mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.418mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.147mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.209mg
Folate 11µg 18µg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.012mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.039mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.034mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.046mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.049mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.014mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.048mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.024mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.021g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Red 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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/nutrients
  2. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.