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Chinese cabbage vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chinese cabbage and Ginger

  • Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, and Calcium, however Ginger has more Vitamin A RAE, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Chinese cabbage has 455 times more Vitamin K than Ginger. Chinese cabbage has 45.5µg of Vitamin K, while Ginger has 0.1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Ginger root, 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 +556.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +976.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +976.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.7%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.5g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.2g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 2.18g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 13kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g 1.7g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 2g Ginger
Calcium 105mg 16mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.6mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 37mg 34mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 65mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.19mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.021mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 4468IU 0IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.025mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.034mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.16mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 11µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 0.1µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.012mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.051mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.074mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.057mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.066mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.026mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.203g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese cabbage Ginger
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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.52g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)
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.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.