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Chinese cabbage vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese cabbage and Cabbage

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folate, and Vitamin B6, yet Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, and Fiber.
  • Cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 25% more than Chinese cabbage.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 45 times more Vitamin A than Cabbage. While Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A, Cabbage contains only 5µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chinese cabbage is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Cabbage, 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 Iron +70.2%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.019
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.019
Equal in Zinc - 0.18

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 C +23%
Contains more Vitamin A +4459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.5%
Contains more Folate +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +67%
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 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +23%
Contains more Vitamin A +4459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.5%
Contains more Folate +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +67%

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
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
10
Cabbage

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
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Cabbage

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

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Chinese cabbage Cabbage
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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 - 2.02g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Cabbage Opinion
Calories 13 25 Cabbage
Protein 1.5 1.28 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.1 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 36.6 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.47 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105 40 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 170 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 12 Chinese cabbage
Sugar 1.18 3.2 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.021 0.019 Chinese cabbage
Zinc 0.19 0.18 Chinese cabbage
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 37 26 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 4468 98 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.04 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.234 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.124 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 76 Cabbage
Folate 66 43 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.034 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 0.017 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 0.011 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.035 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 0.03 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 0.041 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 0.044 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 0.012 Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.032 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 0.042 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 0.022 Chinese cabbage
Fructose 1.45 Cabbage

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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.