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Chinese cabbage vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinese cabbage and Broccoli?

  • Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium, yet Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 49% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage has 7 times more Vitamin A RAE than Broccoli. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Broccoli has 31µg.

We used Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Broccoli, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +123.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -49.2%
Contains more Zinc +115.8%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +123.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -49.2%
Contains more Zinc +115.8%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.73

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 +617.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +551.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
Equal in Folate - 63
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +617.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +551.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
Equal in Folate - 63

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 Broccoli
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 1.5g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 2.18g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 13kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 1.18g 1.7g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 105mg 47mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.73mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 37mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 252mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 65mg 33mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.19mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.021mg 0.049mg Broccoli
Vitamin A 4468IU 623IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.175mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 63µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.049mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.079mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.089mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.009mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.066mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.026mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.039g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.011g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.038g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Broccoli
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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.52g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.