08 July, 2011
What does fact checked mean?
At Healthfully, we strive to deliver objective content that is accurate and up-to-date. Our team periodically reviews articles in order to ensure content quality. The sources cited below consist of evidence from peer-reviewed journals, prominent medical organizations, academic associations, and government data.
The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a professional health care provider. Please check with the appropriate physician regarding health questions and concerns. Although we strive to deliver accurate and up-to-date information, no guarantee to that effect is made.
How Many Calories Does Cabbage Have?
Cabbage is a leafy green vegetable that grows in a dense and compact head and can be eaten raw or cooked in a range of dishes. Cabbage is nutritious, offering several vitamins and minerals, while remaining low in calories.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 1-cup serving of shredded cabbage contains just 18 calories. Carbohydrates provide just over 15 calories while proteins offer 2 calories and fats deliver just 1 calorie. The same serving adds less than 1 percent to the daily recommended caloric intake for the average adult, based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.
The USDA also states that one cup of shredded cabbage weighs 70 grams. Of that measure, 4 grams are carbohydrates, 1 gram is protein and less than 1 gram is fats. The remainder consists of water, indigestible components and other nutrients.
Cabbage contains several essential vitamins, including vitamins B6, C, and K, thiamin, riboflavin and folate. The vegetable also provides important dietary minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.
According to the American Heart Association, eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Cabbage contains no appreciable amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol.
- matthewennisphotography/iStock/Getty Images