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Tomato vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tomato and Red cabbage

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Manganese than Red cabbage.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 48% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Cabbage, red, raw.

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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 less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +247.1%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Equal in Potassium - 243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +247.1%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Equal in Potassium - 243

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +34%
Contains more Vitamin C +316.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +383.5%
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +34%
Contains more Vitamin C +316.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +383.5%

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 0.88g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.16g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 18kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.37g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.63g 3.83g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 10mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.27mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 11mg 16mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 24mg 30mg Red cabbage
Potassium 237mg 243mg Red cabbage
Sodium 5mg 27mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.059mg 0.017mg Tomato
Vitamin A 833IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.11mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.418mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.147mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 15µg 18µg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.027mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.025mg 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.027mg 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.006mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.018mg 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.014mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.012g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.08g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomato Red 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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red 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. 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.