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Winter melon vs Savoy cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Winter melon and Savoy cabbage?

  • Winter melon is higher in Vitamin B2, yet Savoy cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A, and Manganese.
  • Savoy cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 20% more.
  • Winter melon has 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Savoy cabbage. While Winter melon has 0.11mg of Vitamin B2, Savoy cabbage has only 0.03mg.

We used Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Cabbage, savoy, raw types 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 Zinc +125.9%
Contains more Calcium +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +3733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Copper +169.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -74.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 11% 21% 20% 21% 8% 18% 4%
Contains more Zinc +125.9%
Contains more Calcium +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +3733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Copper +169.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -74.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.4

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 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +442.9%
Contains more Folate +1500%
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 104% 60% 4% 0% 18% 7% 6% 12% 44% 0% 172% 60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +442.9%
Contains more Folate +1500%

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 Savoy cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Savoy cabbage Opinion
Calories 13kcal 27kcal Savoy cabbage
Protein 0.4g 2g Savoy cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Winter melon
Vitamin C 13mg 31mg Savoy cabbage
Net carbs 0.1g 3g Savoy cabbage
Carbs 3g 6.1g Savoy cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.4mg
Calcium 19mg 35mg Savoy cabbage
Potassium 6mg 230mg Savoy cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 28mg Savoy cabbage
Sugar g 2.27g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 3.1g Savoy cabbage
Copper 0.023mg 0.062mg Savoy cabbage
Zinc 0.61mg 0.27mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 19mg 42mg Savoy cabbage
Sodium 111mg 28mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin A 0IU 1000IU Savoy cabbage
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.07mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.03mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.3mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.187mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.19mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 68.8µg Savoy cabbage
Folate 5µg 80µg Savoy cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.013g Savoy cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.007g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.049g Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.02mg Savoy cabbage
Threonine mg 0.069mg Savoy cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.101mg Savoy cabbage
Leucine mg 0.103mg Savoy cabbage
Lysine 0.009mg 0.094mg Savoy cabbage
Methionine 0.003mg 0.02mg Savoy cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.064mg Savoy cabbage
Valine mg 0.085mg Savoy cabbage
Histidine mg 0.041mg Savoy cabbage
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Savoy 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
40
Savoy cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
14
Savoy 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
12%
Savoy cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
6%
Savoy cabbage
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Savoy cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 83mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy 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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Savoy cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170388/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.