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Winter melon vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Winter melon and Red cabbage

  • Winter melon has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin A.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 49% more than Winter melon.
  • Red cabbage contains 3 times less Zinc than Winter melon. Winter melon contains 0.61mg of Zinc, while Red cabbage contains 0.22mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw 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 more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +136.8%
Contains more Potassium +3950%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains less Sodium -75.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +136.8%
Contains more Potassium +3950%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains less Sodium -75.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418

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.
Winter melon Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 13kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Protein 0.4g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.16g Winter melon
Vitamin C 13mg 57mg Red cabbage
Net carbs 0.1g 5.27g Red cabbage
Carbs 3g 7.37g Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Calcium 19mg 45mg Red cabbage
Potassium 6mg 243mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 16mg Red cabbage
Sugar g 3.83g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 2.1g Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.017mg Winter melon
Zinc 0.61mg 0.22mg Winter melon
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Phosphorus 19mg 30mg Red cabbage
Sodium 111mg 27mg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 0IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.069mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.418mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.147mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Folate 5µg 18µg Red cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.021g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.012g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.08g Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine mg 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.009mg 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.003mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine mg 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Fructose g 1.48g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Red cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Winter melon
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 84mg)
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)
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.