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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, 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 than Brussels sprout. Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.