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Chinese cabbage vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese cabbage and Bell pepper different?

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, and Iron, however Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 39% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 12 times more Vitamin A RAE than Bell pepper. While Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, Bell pepper contains only 18µg.

Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Peppers, sweet, green, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +214.3%

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 A +1107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +514.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +1107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +514.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48

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.
Chinese cabbage Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 2.94g Bell pepper
Protein 1.5g 0.86g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.17g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 4.64g Bell pepper
Calories 13kcal 20kcal Bell pepper
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 1.18g 2.4g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 1.7g Bell pepper
Calcium 105mg 10mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.34mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 10mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 20mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 175mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.19mg 0.13mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 4468IU 370IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.028mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.48mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.099mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 66µg 10µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 7.4µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.012mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.024mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.007mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.066mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.01mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.058g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.008g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.062g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
56
Chinese cabbage
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
9
Bell pepper

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/nutrients
  2. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.