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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, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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
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Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +788.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains less Sodium -50.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +788.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
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 Vitamin K +2022.2%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
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 Vitamin K +2022.2%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Red 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 - 0.003g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.