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Chinese cabbage vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinese cabbage and Drumstick tree?

  • Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Iron, yet Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 107% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage has 56 times more Vitamin A RAE than Drumstick tree. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Drumstick tree has 4µg.

We used Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Drumstick pods, 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 +250%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Zinc +136.8%
Contains more Copper +300%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Zinc +136.8%
Contains more Copper +300%

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 +5937.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +802.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.074
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 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5937.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +802.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.074

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 5.33g Drumstick tree
Protein 1.5g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 2.18g 8.53g Drumstick tree
Calories 13kcal 37kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 1g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 105mg 30mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.36mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 37mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 252mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 65mg 42mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.19mg 0.45mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.021mg 0.084mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 4468IU 74IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.053mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.12mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 44µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.033g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.003g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Drumstick tree
Low Fats diet Equal
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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
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.

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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.