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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, 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 than Broccoli. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A, 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 Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -49.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Calcium +123.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -49.2%
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 C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin A +617.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.