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Cabbage vs. Lettuce

The main difference between cabbage and lettuce is that cabbage is tough and has low water content, whereas lettuce is soft and has higher water content.

Key Differences

Cabbage has a short stem with leaves like a bunch at the top in bulbous shape whereas lettuce has a short stem and its leaves are wrapped tightly around each other such that they look like one huge leaf.
Cabbage has a more complex, peppery type flavor and a crunchier texture conversely lettuce has a somewhat bland and watery taste.
Cabbage has more protein and vitamin content, while lettuce has low nutritional value with low protein and vitamin content.
Cabbage has fragrance; on the other hand; lettuce does not have any fragrance.
Cabbage contains about 60% of the average Vitamin C intake needed, but, lettuce only has about 4% of the average Vitamin C intake needed.
Aimie Carlson
Jun 30, 2019
Cabbage is tougher and contains less water, whereas lettuce is soft and has more water content.
Samantha Walker
Jun 30, 2019
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Cabbage is used against mental illnesses like depression and improves sleeping patterns, against cancer and for bone strength, etc. whereas lettuce is best for bone strength, and it lowers the risk of bone fractures.
Cabbage has high caloric content, i.e., a 100gram sample has 25 calories on the flip side, lettuce has low caloric content, i.e., a 100-gram sample has only 14 calories.
Samantha Walker
Jun 30, 2019
Cabbage has high dietary fibers, i.e., twice than lettuce.
Cabbage also contains vitamin B6 and B12; on the other side, vitamin B6 and B12 are absent in lettuce.
Cabbage can be grown in a variety of soil environments, but it cannot be grown in soil with a pH above 6.5. On the flip side, lettuce grows in sandy medium with a pH of somewhere between 6 and 7.
Harlon Moss
Jun 30, 2019

Comparison Chart

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A leafy garden plant which has a short stem and dense globular head of usually green leaves is called cabbage.
A common garden vegetable whose succulent leaves are used especially in salads is known as lettuce.
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Shape

Cabbage has a short stem with leaves like a bunch at the top in a bulbous shape
Lettuce has a short stem, and its leaves are wrapped tightly around each other such that they look like one huge leaf.

Fragrance

Cabbage has fragrance
Lettuce does not have any fragrance.

Taste

Cabbage has a more complex, peppery type flavor and a crunchier texture.
Lettuce has a somewhat bland and watery taste.

Calories

Cabbage has high caloric content, i.e., A 100gram sample has 25 calories.
Lettuce has low caloric content, i.e., a 100-gram sample has only 14 calories.
Harlon Moss
Jun 30, 2019

Dietary Fibres

Cabbage has high dietary fibers, i.e., twice than lettuce.
Lettuce has low dietary fibers.
Samantha Walker
Jun 30, 2019

Vitamin C

Cabbage contains about 60% of the average vitamin C intake needed.
Lettuce only has about 4% of the average Vitamin C intake needed.
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Vitamins

Cabbage contains vitamin B6 and B12.
Vitamin B6 and B12 are absent in lettuce.
Samantha Walker
Jun 30, 2019

Nutritional Value

Cabbage has more protein and vitamin content.
Lettuce has low nutritional value with few numbers of protein and vitamin content.

Texture

Cabbage is tougher and contains less water.
Lettuce is soft and has more water content.

Growth Medium

Cabbage can be grown in a variety of soil environments, but it cannot be grown in a soil with pH above 6.5.
Lettuce grows in sandy medium with a pH of somewhere between 6 and 7.
Janet White
Jun 30, 2019

Medicinal Importance

Cabbage is used against mental illnesses like depression and improves sleeping patterns, against cancer and for bone strength, etc.
Lettuce is best for bone strength, and it lowers the risk of bone fractures.
Janet White
Jun 30, 2019

Cabbage and Lettuce Definitions

Cabbage

Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.

Lettuce

Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca of the composite family, especially L. sativa, cultivated for its edible leaves.

Cabbage

Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.

Lettuce

The leaves of L. sativa, used especially in salads.

Cabbage

The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.

Lettuce

(Slang) Paper money.

Cabbage

(Slang) Money, especially in the form of bills.

Lettuce

An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.

Cabbage

(Informal) Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.

Lettuce

(uncountable) The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.
I’ll have a ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

Cabbage

An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) having a head of green leaves.

Lettuce

United States paper currency; dollars.
Twenty dollars an hour? That's a lot of lettuce!

Cabbage

(uncountable) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.
Cabbage is good for you.

Lettuce

A strong yellow-green colour, like that of lettuce (also called lettuce green).

Cabbage

A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.
After the car crash, he became a cabbage.

Lettuce

Weed or marijuana

Cabbage

Used as a term of endearment.

Lettuce

Long hair, as worn by an exemplar of bro culture

Cabbage

Money.

Lettuce

A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (Lactuca sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is Lactuca Canadensis.

Cabbage

Marijuana leaf, the part that is not smoked but from which cannabutter can be extracted.

Lettuce

United States currency; dollar bills; greenbacks.

Cabbage

The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used for food.

Lettuce

Informal terms for money

Cabbage

The cabbage palmetto (Sabal palmetto), a palm of the southeastern US coasts and nearby islands.

Lettuce

Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca

Cabbage

Leftover scraps of fabric.

Lettuce

Leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa

Cabbage

Scraps of cloth which are left after a garment has been cut out, which tailors traditionally kept.

Cabbage

(intransitive) To form a head like that of the cabbage.
To make lettuce cabbage

Cabbage

To do nothing; to idle; veg out.

Cabbage

(transitive) To purloin or embezzle; to pilfer, to steal.

Cabbage

An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.

Cabbage

The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.

Cabbage

The cabbage palmetto. See below.

Cabbage

Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.

Cabbage

To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.

Cabbage

To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
Your tailor . . . cabbages whole yards of cloth.

Cabbage

Any of various types of cabbage

Cabbage

Informal terms for money

Cabbage

Any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers

Cabbage

Make off with belongings of others

Cabbage vs. Lettuce

Cabbage and lettuce are two important vegetables in the kitchen. Although they look similar in shape, there is a large number of differences between them. They have different taste, nutritional value, growth pattern, etc. and used differently in a kitchen. Cabbage has a short stem with leaves like a bunch at the top in bulbous shape whereas, lettuce also has a short stem, but its leaves are wrapped tightly around each other such that they look like one huge leaf. Cabbage has fragrance while lettuce doesn’t. Mostly, people use cabbage in cooking due to its versatility. They provide different type of nutrients like cabbage is higher in vitamin C, but, lettuce has a much higher percentage of vitamin A. Moreover, cabbage has a more complex, peppery type flavor and a crunchier texture; on the other side, lettuce has a somewhat bland and watery taste.

What is Cabbage?

Cabbage is a leafy garden plant with a short stem and dense globular head of usually green leaves. It has fragrance and is used more in cooking due to its versatility. It is tougher and contains fewer water contents. So, its outer leaves are removed, and then it is boiled or steamed or used in coleslaw. It has high nutritional and medicinal value. Cabbage is rich in vitamins, proteins, and dietary fibers, etc. It possesses a compound called sulforaphane can delay cancers like prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, and pancreatic cancer. A large amount of vitamin C is present in cabbage, which is important for preventing scurvy, treating the common cold, promoting healthy skin, and also help to treat cancer. A large number of fibers help us to normalize our bowel movements, maintain a healthy weight, and lowers cholesterol. It is also used against mental illnesses like depression, improves sleeping patterns, and provides strength to bones.

What is Lettuce?

Lettuce is a common garden vegetable whose succulent leaves are used especially in salads. It does not have fragrance and has more water contents. It has low nutritional value due to a small number of vitamins and proteins present in it. Vitamin B6 and B12 are absent in lettuce, whereas a small amount of vitamin C is present in it. Vitamin K present in lettuce is best for bone strength and lowers the risk of bone fractures.

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