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Brussels sprout vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Brussels sprout and Chinese cabbage

  • Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin E , yet Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Brussels sprout is 110% higher.
  • Brussels sprout contains 10 times more Vitamin E than Chinese cabbage. Brussels sprout contains 0.88mg of Vitamin E , while Chinese cabbage contains 0.09mg.

Food types used in this article are Brussels sprouts, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Calcium +150%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +289%
Contains more Vitamin A +492.6%
Equal in Folate - 66
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +289%
Contains more Vitamin A +492.6%
Equal in Folate - 66

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
81
Brussels sprout
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
17
Chinese cabbage

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
20%
Brussels sprout
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brussels sprout Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.02g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 43 13 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 1.5 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.2 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 45 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 1.1799999475479126 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 2.18 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.8 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 105 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 389 252 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 19 Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2 1.18 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 3.8 1 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.021 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.19 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 37 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 65 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754 4468 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.88 0.09 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.04 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.07 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.5 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.088 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.194 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 45.5 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 66 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.027 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.015 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.096 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.015 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.049 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.085 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.088 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.089 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.009 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.044 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.066 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.026 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.