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Chinese cabbage vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chinese cabbage and Brussels sprout

  • Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium, yet Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Brussels sprout is 110% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 6 times more Vitamin A RAE than Brussels sprout. Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Brussels sprout contains 38µg.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Brussels sprouts, 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 Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%

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 +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +877.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
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%
Equal in Folate - 61
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 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Contains more Vitamin A +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +877.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
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%
Equal in Folate - 61

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 Brussels sprout
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Brussels sprout Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 5.15g Brussels sprout
Protein 1.5g 3.38g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Brussels sprout
Carbs 2.18g 8.95g Brussels sprout
Calories 13kcal 43kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 1.18g 2.2g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 3.8g Brussels sprout
Calcium 105mg 42mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 1.4mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 19mg 23mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 37mg 69mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 252mg 389mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 65mg 25mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.19mg 0.42mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.021mg 0.07mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 4468IU 754IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.88mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.139mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.745mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.309mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.219mg Brussels sprout
Folate 66µg 61µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.049mg 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.088mg 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.089mg 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.009mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.066mg 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.026mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.062g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.023g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 153g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese cabbage Brussels sprout
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
23
Brussels sprout

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
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Brussels sprout

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)

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