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Chinese cabbage vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese cabbage and Eggplant

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Iron, yet Eggplant is higher in Fiber, and Copper.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 48% more than Eggplant.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 223 times more Vitamin A RAE than Eggplant. While Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, Eggplant contains only 1µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chinese cabbage is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Eggplant, 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 +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Copper +285.7%
Equal in Potassium - 229
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Copper +285.7%
Equal in Potassium - 229

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 +19326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039
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 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +19326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 2.88g Eggplant
Protein 1.5g 0.98g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 13kcal 25kcal Eggplant
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 1.18g 3.53g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 105mg 9mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.23mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 14mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 24mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 229mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.19mg 0.16mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 4468IU 23IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 2.2mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.039mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.037mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.084mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 22µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 3.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.037mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.045mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.064mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.047mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.043mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.053mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.023mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.034g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.076g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Eggplant
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
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.