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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +172.4%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Iron +174.1%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Manganese +78.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32% 27% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +172.4%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Iron +174.1%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Manganese +78.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Tomato
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 4% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +17.6%
Contains more Carbs +74.4%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Protein +25%
Equal in Water - 96.33
4% 95%
Protein: 0.88 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3.89 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.51 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 96.33 g
Other: 0.17 g
Contains more Fats +17.6%
Contains more Carbs +74.4%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Protein +25%
Equal in Water - 96.33

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tomato Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 2.23g Tomato
Protein 0.88g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.17g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 2.23g Tomato
Calories 18kcal 12kcal Tomato
Fructose 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.2g Tomato
Calcium 10mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.27mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Tomato
Phosphorus 24mg 19mg Tomato
Potassium 237mg 87mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 11mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.14mg Tomato
Copper 0.059mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Manganese 0.114mg 0.203mg Napa cabbage
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 833IU 263IU Tomato
Vitamin A RAE 42µg 13µg Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7mg 3.2mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.005mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.025mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.466mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.035mg Tomato
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.037mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Choline 6.7mg Tomato
Vitamin K 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg Tomato
Saturated Fat 0.028g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Tomato
7%
Napa cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Tomato
12%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
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 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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.