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Chinese cabbage vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese cabbage and Chili pepper

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, and Calcium, yet Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 110% more than Chinese cabbage.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 8 times more Calcium than Chili pepper. While Chinese cabbage contains 105mg of Calcium, Chili pepper contains only 14mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 +650%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.8%
Contains more Copper +514.3%
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% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.8%
Contains more Copper +514.3%

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 +369.3%
Contains more Folate +187%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%
Contains more Vitamin E +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.8%
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin A +369.3%
Contains more Folate +187%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%
Contains more Vitamin E +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 7.31g Chili pepper
Protein 1.5g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.2g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 2.18g 8.81g Chili pepper
Calories 13kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g 5.3g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 1.5g Chili pepper
Calcium 105mg 14mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 19mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 37mg 43mg Chili pepper
Potassium 252mg 322mg Chili pepper
Sodium 65mg 9mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.19mg 0.26mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.021mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 4468IU 952IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.201mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 66µg 23µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 14µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.049mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.065mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.089mg
Methionine 0.009mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.066mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.026mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.042g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Chili pepper
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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
20
Chili pepper

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%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.