Foodstruct
Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart

Chinese cabbage vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Chinese cabbage and Napa cabbage?

  • Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Folate, yet Napa cabbage is richer in Copper.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 46% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage has 17 times more Vitamin A than Napa cabbage. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A, while Napa cabbage has 13µg.

We used Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked types in this comparison.

Infographic

Chinese cabbage vs Napa cabbage infographic
Copy infographic link

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 +262.1%
Contains more Potassium +189.7%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains more Copper +357.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.74
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Calcium +262.1%
Contains more Potassium +189.7%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains more Copper +357.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.74

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1306.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1598.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.3%
Contains more Folate +53.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +1306.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1598.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.3%
Contains more Folate +53.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
12
Napa 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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Napa 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 Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Napa cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

People also compare

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 13 12 Chinese cabbage
Protein 1.5 1.1 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.17 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 3.2 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18 2.23 Napa cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.74 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105 29 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 87 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 8 Chinese cabbage
Sugar 1.18 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1 Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.19 0.14 Chinese cabbage
Starch
Phosphorus 37 19 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 4468 263 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.005 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.025 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.466 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.035 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.037 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 Chinese cabbage
Folate 66 43 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 Chinese cabbage
Fructose

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.