Cabbage vs. Tomato Sauce

Nutrition comparison of Cabbage and Tomato Sauce


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

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

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

  • Cabbage has more thiamin and folate, however, tomato sauce contains more niacin.
  • Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than tomato sauce.
  • Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Tomato sauce has more beta-carotene and lycopene than cabbage, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than tomato sauce.
  • Tomato sauce is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cabbage and tomato sauce 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: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Tomato Sauce (Tomato products, canned, sauce) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts of calories - cabbage has 25 calories per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 24 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cabbage is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to tomato sauce for protein. Cabbage has a macronutrient ratio of 18:79:3 and for tomato sauce, 17:74:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cabbage Tomato Sauce
Protein 18% 17%
Carbohydrates 79% 74%
Fat 3% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts carbs - cabbage has 5.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 5.3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in cabbage are made of 56% sugar and 44% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in tomato sauce comprise of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 67% more dietary fiber than tomato sauce - cabbage has 2.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 1.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts of sugar - cabbage has 3.2g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 3.6g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts of protein - cabbage has 1.3g of protein per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 1.2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cabbage and tomato sauce are low in saturated fat - cabbage has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 423% more Vitamin C than tomato sauce - cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - cabbage has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 22ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Cabbage and tomato sauce contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cabbage has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 1.4mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than tomato sauce - cabbage has 76ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 2.8ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Cabbage has more thiamin and folate, however, tomato sauce contains more niacin. Both cabbage and tomato sauce contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Cabbage Tomato Sauce
Thiamin 0.061 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.065 MG
Niacin 0.234 MG 0.991 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.212 MG 0.309 MG
Vitamin B6 0.124 MG 0.098 MG
Folate 43 UG 9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cabbage has 186% more calcium than tomato sauce - cabbage has 40mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 14mg of calcium.

iron

Tomato sauce has 104% more iron than cabbage - cabbage has 0.47mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 0.96mg of iron.

potassium

Tomato sauce is a great source of potassium and it has 75% more potassium than cabbage - cabbage has 170mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato sauce has 297mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

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, tomato sauce has more beta-carotene and lycopene than cabbage per 100 grams, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than tomato sauce per 100 grams. Both cabbage and tomato sauce contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Cabbage Tomato Sauce
beta-carotene 42 UG 259 UG
alpha-carotene 33 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 30 UG 24 UG
lycopene ~ 13895 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Cabbage Tomato Sauce
linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.115 G
Total 0.017 G 0.115 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

You can try adding or subtracting the amount of either Cabbage or Tomato Sauce .

Note: The specific food items compared are: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Tomato Sauce (Tomato products, canned, sauce) .

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