United States Department of Agriculture
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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11109, Cabbage, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 20%   Refuse Description:   Outer leaves and core
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, chopped 89 g

cup, shredded 70 g

head, large (about 7" dia) 1,248 g

leaf, large 33 g

head, medium (about 5-3/4" dia) 908 g

leaf, medium 23 g

head, small (about 4-1/2" dia) 714 g

leaf 15 g
Proximates Water 1 g 92.18 20 0.120 82.04 64.53 1150.41 30.42 836.99 21.20 658.17 13.83
Proximates Energy kcal 25 -- -- 22 18 312 8 227 6 178 4
Proximates Energy kJ 103 -- -- 92 72 1285 34 935 24 735 15
Proximates Protein 1 g 1.28 4 0.090 1.14 0.90 15.97 0.42 11.62 0.29 9.14 0.19
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 0.10 13 0.010 0.09 0.07 1.25 0.03 0.91 0.02 0.71 0.01
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.64 4 0.030 0.57 0.45 7.99 0.21 5.81 0.15 4.57 0.10
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 5.80 -- -- 5.16 4.06 72.38 1.91 52.66 1.33 41.41 0.87
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 2.5 2 -- 2.2 1.8 31.2 0.8 22.7 0.6 17.9 0.4
Proximates Sugars, total g 3.20 -- -- 2.85 2.24 39.94 1.06 29.06 0.74 22.85 0.48
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.08 11 0.005 0.07 0.06 1.00 0.03 0.73 0.02 0.57 0.01
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 1.67 11 0.040 1.49 1.17 20.84 0.55 15.16 0.38 11.92 0.25
Proximates Fructose 1 g 1.45 11 0.020 1.29 1.01 18.10 0.48 13.17 0.33 10.35 0.22
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 6 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.01 9 0.009 0.01 0.01 0.12 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.07 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 40 30 1.000 36 28 499 13 363 9 286 6
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 0.47 31 0.030 0.42 0.33 5.87 0.16 4.27 0.11 3.36 0.07
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 12 31 0.000 11 8 150 4 109 3 86 2
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 26 30 0.000 23 18 324 9 236 6 186 4
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 170 31 4.000 151 119 2122 56 1544 39 1214 26
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 18 46 1.000 16 13 225 6 163 4 129 3
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.18 31 0.009 0.16 0.13 2.25 0.06 1.63 0.04 1.29 0.03
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.019 31 0.002 0.017 0.013 0.237 0.006 0.173 0.004 0.136 0.003
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.160 31 0.012 0.142 0.112 1.997 0.053 1.453 0.037 1.142 0.024
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.3 20 0.100 0.3 0.2 3.7 0.1 2.7 0.1 2.1 0.0
Minerals Fluoride, F 2 µg 1.0 9 -- 0.9 0.7 12.5 0.3 9.1 0.2 7.1 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 36.6 4 3.300 32.6 25.6 456.8 12.1 332.3 8.4 261.3 5.5
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.061 4 0.007 0.054 0.043 0.761 0.020 0.554 0.014 0.436 0.009
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.040 4 0.002 0.036 0.028 0.499 0.013 0.363 0.009 0.286 0.006
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 0.234 4 0.069 0.208 0.164 2.920 0.077 2.125 0.054 1.671 0.035
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.212 4 0.008 0.189 0.148 2.646 0.070 1.925 0.049 1.514 0.032
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.124 4 0.020 0.110 0.087 1.548 0.041 1.126 0.029 0.885 0.019
Vitamins Folate, total µg 43 19 7.000 38 30 537 14 390 10 307 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 43 19 7.000 38 30 537 14 390 10 307 6
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 43 -- -- 38 30 537 14 390 10 307 6
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 10.7 -- -- 9.5 7.5 133.5 3.5 97.2 2.5 76.4 1.6
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 0.4 1 -- 0.4 0.3 5.0 0.1 3.6 0.1 2.9 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 5 -- -- 4 4 62 2 45 1 36 1
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 3, 4, 5, 6 µg 42 25 0.000 37 29 524 14 381 10 300 6
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 4, 6 µg 33 3 -- 29 23 412 11 300 8 236 5
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 4, 6 µg 0 3 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 98 -- -- 87 69 1223 32 890 23 700 15
Vitamins Lycopene 4 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 3, 4, 5 µg 30 22 10.000 27 21 374 10 272 7 214 4
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.15 9 0.010 0.13 0.10 1.87 0.05 1.36 0.03 1.07 0.02
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.00 9 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 0.00 9 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.00 9 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha mg 0.04 1 -- 0.04 0.03 0.50 0.01 0.36 0.01 0.29 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 76.0 11 6.000 67.6 53.2 948.5 25.1 690.1 17.5 542.6 11.4
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.034 -- -- 0.030 0.024 0.424 0.011 0.309 0.008 0.243 0.005
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.034 1 -- 0.030 0.024 0.424 0.011 0.309 0.008 0.243 0.005
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.017 -- -- 0.015 0.012 0.212 0.006 0.154 0.004 0.121 0.003
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.017 1 -- 0.015 0.012 0.212 0.006 0.154 0.004 0.121 0.003
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.017 -- -- 0.015 0.012 0.212 0.006 0.154 0.004 0.121 0.003
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.017 1 -- 0.015 0.012 0.212 0.006 0.154 0.004 0.121 0.003
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 11 1 -- 10 8 137 4 100 3 79 2
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1, 7 g 0.011 -- -- 0.010 0.008 0.137 0.004 0.100 0.003 0.079 0.002
Amino Acids Threonine 1, 7 g 0.035 -- -- 0.031 0.025 0.437 0.012 0.318 0.008 0.250 0.005
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1, 7 g 0.030 -- -- 0.027 0.021 0.374 0.010 0.272 0.007 0.214 0.004
Amino Acids Leucine 1, 7 g 0.041 -- -- 0.036 0.029 0.512 0.014 0.372 0.009 0.293 0.006
Amino Acids Lysine 1, 7 g 0.044 -- -- 0.039 0.031 0.549 0.015 0.400 0.010 0.314 0.007
Amino Acids Methionine 1, 7 g 0.012 -- -- 0.011 0.008 0.150 0.004 0.109 0.003 0.086 0.002
Amino Acids Cystine 1, 7 g 0.011 -- -- 0.010 0.008 0.137 0.004 0.100 0.003 0.079 0.002
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1, 7 g 0.032 -- -- 0.028 0.022 0.399 0.011 0.291 0.007 0.228 0.005
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1, 7 g 0.019 -- -- 0.017 0.013 0.237 0.006 0.173 0.004 0.136 0.003
Amino Acids Valine 1, 7 g 0.042 -- -- 0.037 0.029 0.524 0.014 0.381 0.010 0.300 0.006
Amino Acids Arginine 1, 7 g 0.075 -- -- 0.067 0.052 0.936 0.025 0.681 0.017 0.535 0.011
Amino Acids Histidine 1, 7 g 0.022 -- -- 0.020 0.015 0.275 0.007 0.200 0.005 0.157 0.003
Amino Acids Alanine 1, 7 g 0.042 -- -- 0.037 0.029 0.524 0.014 0.381 0.010 0.300 0.006
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1, 7 g 0.122 -- -- 0.109 0.085 1.523 0.040 1.108 0.028 0.871 0.018
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1, 7 g 0.294 -- -- 0.262 0.206 3.669 0.097 2.670 0.068 2.099 0.044
Amino Acids Glycine 1, 7 g 0.030 -- -- 0.027 0.021 0.374 0.010 0.272 0.007 0.214 0.004
Amino Acids Proline 1, 7 g 0.048 -- -- 0.043 0.034 0.599 0.016 0.436 0.011 0.343 0.007
Amino Acids Serine 1, 7 g 0.053 -- -- 0.047 0.037 0.661 0.017 0.481 0.012 0.378 0.008
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flavones Apigenin 8, 9, 10, 11 mg 0.1 11 0.07 0.1 0.1 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 mg 0.1 15 0.03 0.1 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.7 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 mg 0.2 19 0.07 0.2 0.1 2.2 0.1 1.6 0.0 1.3 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 mg 0.0 12 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 mg 0.3 22 0.23 0.2 0.2 3.5 0.1 2.5 0.1 2.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 18, 19, 20 mg 0.00 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 18, 19, 20 mg 0.00 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 20 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 18, 19, 20 mg 0.00 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1406 CABBAGE
  • C0151 HEAD (PLANT)
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION