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Green bean vs. Chinese cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Green bean and Chinese cabbage different?

  • Green bean is higher in Fiber, and Manganese, however, Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chinese cabbage is 39% higher.
  • Green bean contains 3 times more Fiber than Chinese cabbage. While Green bean contains 3.2g of Fiber, Chinese cabbage contains only 1g.
  • Chinese cabbage has less Sugar.

Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.6%
Contains more Copper +171.4%
Contains more Manganese +79.2%
Contains more Calcium +138.6%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 25% 13% 13% 13% 1% 7% 19% 38% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7% 21% 3%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.6%
Contains more Copper +171.4%
Contains more Manganese +79.2%
Contains more Calcium +138.6%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 19

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.8%
Contains more Choline +164.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +363.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin K - 45.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 10% 0% 33% 19% 23% 12% 5% 13% 25% 0% 10% 120%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 4% 114%
Contains more Vitamin E +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.8%
Contains more Choline +164.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +363.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin K - 45.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +26%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +261.5%
Equal in Water - 95.32
Equal in Other - 0.8
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.89 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 7.88 g
Water: 89.22 g
Other: 0.73 g
2% 95%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 2.18 g
Water: 95.32 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +26%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +261.5%
Equal in Water - 95.32
Equal in Other - 0.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.4%
29% 5% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.064 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.145 g
20% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.096 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Green bean Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.68g 1.18g Green bean
Protein 1.89g 1.5g Green bean
Fats 0.28g 0.2g Green bean
Carbs 7.88g 2.18g Green bean
Calories 35kcal 13kcal Green bean
Sugar 3.63g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 3.2g 1g Green bean
Calcium 44mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.65mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 18mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 29mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 146mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 1mg 65mg Green bean
Zinc 0.25mg 0.19mg Green bean
Copper 0.057mg 0.021mg Green bean
Manganese 0.285mg 0.159mg Green bean
Selenium 0.2µg 0.5µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 633IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 223µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.09mg Green bean
Vitamin C 9.7mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.04mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.07mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.614mg 0.5mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.074mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 33µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Choline 16.9mg 6.4mg Green bean
Vitamin K 47.9µg 45.5µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.015mg Green bean
Threonine 0.082mg 0.049mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.069mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.116mg 0.088mg Green bean
Lysine 0.091mg 0.089mg Green bean
Methionine 0.023mg 0.009mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.069mg 0.044mg Green bean
Valine 0.093mg 0.066mg Green bean
Histidine 0.035mg 0.026mg Green bean
Saturated Fat 0.064g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.015g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 0.096g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green bean Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Green bean
52%
Chinese cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Green bean
16%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169141/nutrients
  2. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.