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Butterbur vs. Chinese cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Butterbur and Chinese cabbage

  • Butterbur has more Potassium, and Copper, however, Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 24% more.
  • Butterbur has 5 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. Butterbur has 0.103mg of Copper, while Chinese cabbage has 0.021mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Butterbur, (fuki), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Copper +390.5%
Contains more Manganese +72.3%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Calcium - 105
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7% 21% 3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Copper +390.5%
Contains more Manganese +72.3%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Calcium - 105

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 A +8836%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.1%
Contains more Folate +560%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
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 A +8836%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.1%
Contains more Folate +560%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +65.6%
Contains more Other +82.5%
Contains more Protein +284.6%
Contains more Fats +400%
Equal in Water - 95.32
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 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 Carbs +65.6%
Contains more Other +82.5%
Contains more Protein +284.6%
Contains more Fats +400%
Equal in Water - 95.32

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 1.18g Butterbur
Protein 0.39g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.04g 0.2g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 3.61g 2.18g Butterbur
Calories 14kcal 13kcal Butterbur
Sugar 1.18g Butterbur
Fiber 1g Chinese cabbage
Calcium 103mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.1mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 14mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 12mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 655mg 252mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 65mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.19mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.103mg 0.021mg Butterbur
Manganese 0.274mg 0.159mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 0.5µg Butterbur
Vitamin A 50IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 223µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 31.5mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 10µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Choline 6.4mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin K 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.027g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur 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
12%
Butterbur
52%
Chinese cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
16%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterbur
Butterbur is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/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.