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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 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
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%

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 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 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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 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%

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
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
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.2g g 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
Vitamin A 833IU 263IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
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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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

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

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.