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Tomato vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Cabbage different?

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and Fiber than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 57% more than Tomato.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Cabbage, raw types were 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
Tomato
3
:
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Copper +210.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +74.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Copper +210.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +74.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Zinc - 0.18

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
Tomato
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +862%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +750%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +862%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 3.3g Cabbage
Protein 0.88g 1.28g Cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 5.8g Cabbage
Calories 18kcal 25kcal Cabbage
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.37g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 2.63g 3.2g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 10mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.27mg 0.47mg Cabbage
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 24mg 26mg Cabbage
Potassium 237mg 170mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 18mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.18mg Cabbage
Copper 0.059mg 0.019mg Tomato
Vitamin A 833IU 98IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.15mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.234mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 15µg 43µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.027mg 0.035mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.03mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.025mg 0.041mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.027mg 0.044mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.006mg 0.012mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.032mg Cabbage
Valine 0.018mg 0.042mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.014mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.034g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.017g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.017g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomato 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
16
Tomato
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Tomato
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.