Beets vs. Cabbage

Nutrition comparison of Beets and Cabbage


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of beets versus cabbage (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beets and cabbage:

  • Both beets and cabbage are high in dietary fiber.
  • Beet has more folate.
  • Beet is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than beet.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beets and cabbage is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beets (Beets, raw) and Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of calories - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and cabbage has 25 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beets is similar to cabbage for protein, carbs and fat. Beets has a macronutrient ratio of 14:83:3 and for cabbage, 17:80:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beets Cabbage
Protein 14% 17%
Carbohydrates 83% 80%
Fat 3% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts carbs - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and cabbage has 5.8g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in beets are made of 71% sugar and 29% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in cabbage comprise of 56% sugar and 44% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Both beets and cabbage are high in dietary fiber. Beet has 12% more dietary fiber than cabbage - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cabbage has 2.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of sugar - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and cabbage has 3.2g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of protein - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and cabbage has 1.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beets and cabbage are low in saturated fat - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cabbage has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 647% more Vitamin C than beet - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cabbage has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cabbage has 0.15mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than beet - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cabbage has 76ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Beet has more folate. Both beets and cabbage contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Beets Cabbage
Thiamin 0.031 MG 0.061 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 0.334 MG 0.234 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.155 MG 0.212 MG
Vitamin B6 0.067 MG 0.124 MG
Folate 109 UG 43 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cabbage has 150% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and cabbage has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Beets and cabbage contain similar amounts of iron - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and cabbage has 0.47mg of iron.

potassium

Beet is an excellent source of potassium and it has 91% more potassium than cabbage - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and cabbage has 170mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, beet has more luteolin than cabbage per 100 grams, however, cabbage contains more quercetin than beet per 100 grams.

Beets Cabbage
luteolin 0.37 mg 0.1 mg
Quercetin 0.13 mg 0.28 mg
apigenin ~ 0.08 mg
kaempferol ~ 0.18 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Beets Cabbage
beta-carotene 20 UG 42 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 33 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 30 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, beet has more linoleic acid than cabbage per 100 grams.

Beets Cabbage
linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.017 G
Total 0.055 G 0.017 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beets (Beets, raw) and Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) .

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