Cabbage vs. Napa Cabbage

Nutrition comparison of Cabbage and Cooked Napa Cabbage


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

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

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

  • Cabbage has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than napa cabbage.
  • Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Napa cabbage has more beta-carotene than cabbage, however, cabbage contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than napa cabbage.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cabbage and napa 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: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Napa Cabbage (Cabbage, napa, cooked) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Napa cabbage and cabbage contain similar amounts of calories - napa cabbage has 12 calories per 100 grams and cabbage has 25 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cabbage is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to napa cabbage per calorie. Cabbage has a macronutrient ratio of 17:80:3 and for napa cabbage, 30:59:11 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cabbage Napa Cabbage
Protein 17% 30%
Carbohydrates 80% 59%
Fat 3% 11%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Napa cabbage and cabbage contain similar amounts carbs - napa cabbage has 2.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and cabbage has 5.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than napa cabbage - cabbage has 2.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Napa cabbage has less sugar than cabbage - cabbage has 3.2g of sugar per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Napa cabbage and cabbage contain similar amounts of protein - napa cabbage has 1.1g of protein per 100 grams and cabbage has 1.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cabbage and napa cabbage are low in saturated fat - cabbage has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 10 times more Vitamin C than napa cabbage - napa cabbage has 3.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Napa cabbage and cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - napa cabbage has 13ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cabbage has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Cabbage and napa cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cabbage has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Cabbage has signficantly more Vitamin K than napa cabbage - cabbage has 76ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Cabbage Napa Cabbage
Thiamin 0.061 MG 0.005 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.025 MG
Niacin 0.234 MG 0.466 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.212 MG 0.035 MG
Vitamin B6 0.124 MG 0.037 MG
Folate 43 UG 43 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cabbage has 38% more calcium than napa cabbage - napa cabbage has 29mg of calcium per 100 grams and cabbage has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Napa cabbage and cabbage contain similar amounts of iron - napa cabbage has 0.74mg of iron per 100 grams and cabbage has 0.47mg of iron.

potassium

Cabbage has 95% more potassium than napa cabbage - napa cabbage has 87mg of potassium per 100 grams and cabbage has 170mg 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, napa cabbage has more beta-carotene than cabbage per 100 grams, however, cabbage contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than napa cabbage per 100 grams. Both cabbage and napa cabbage contain significant amounts of alpha-carotene.

Cabbage Napa Cabbage
beta-carotene 42 UG 133 UG
alpha-carotene 33 UG 49 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 30 UG ~



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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: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Napa Cabbage (Cabbage, napa, cooked) .

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