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Chinese cabbage vs Kohlrabi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chinese cabbage and Kohlrabi?

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, and Calcium, yet Kohlrabi is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 38% more.
  • Chinese cabbage has 112 times more Vitamin A RAE than Kohlrabi. While Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, Kohlrabi has only 2µg.

We used Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Kohlrabi, raw types in this article.

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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 +337.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.3%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Copper +514.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 14% 20% 31% 3% 1% 43%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.3%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Copper +514.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 19

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 +12311.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
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 3% 10% 0% 207% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +12311.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Kohlrabi Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 2.6g Kohlrabi
Protein 1.5g 1.7g Kohlrabi
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 6.2g Kohlrabi
Calories 13kcal 27kcal Kohlrabi
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g 2.6g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 3.6g Kohlrabi
Calcium 105mg 24mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.4mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 19mg
Phosphorus 37mg 46mg Kohlrabi
Potassium 252mg 350mg Kohlrabi
Sodium 65mg 20mg Kohlrabi
Zinc 0.19mg 0.03mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.129mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin A 4468IU 36IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.48mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 62mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.05mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.02mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.4mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.165mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.15mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 16µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 0.1µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.01mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.049mg
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.078mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.067mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.056mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.013mg Kohlrabi
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.039mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.05mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.019mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.013g Kohlrabi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.007g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.048g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Kohlrabi
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
25
Kohlrabi
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
17
Kohlrabi

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
10%
Kohlrabi
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
6%
Kohlrabi
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Kohlrabi

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese 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 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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.