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Tomato vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Napa cabbage different?

  • Tomato is higher in Vitamin C, however Napa cabbage is richer in Folate, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Tomato is 12% higher.
  • Tomato contains 3 times more Potassium than Napa cabbage. While Tomato contains 237mg of Potassium, Napa cabbage contains only 87mg.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Cabbage, napa, cooked 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 Potassium +172.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Iron +174.1%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +172.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Iron +174.1%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Copper +62.7%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Folate +186.7%

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Tomato
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.
Tomato Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Tomato 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 contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.63g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Tomato Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 18 12 Tomato
Protein 0.88 1.1 Napa cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.17 Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7 3.2 Tomato
Net carbs 2.690000057220459 2.2300000190734863 Tomato
Carbs 3.89 2.23 Tomato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 10 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 237 87 Tomato
Magnesium 11 8 Tomato
Sugar 2.63 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.2 Tomato
Copper 0.059 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.17 0.14 Tomato
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 19 Tomato
Sodium 5 11 Tomato
Vitamin A 833 263 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.005 Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.025 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.466 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.035 Tomato
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.037 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 Tomato
Folate 15 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 Tomato
Lysine 0.027 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027 Tomato
Valine 0.018 Tomato
Histidine 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. 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.