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Chinese cabbage vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese cabbage and Radish

  • Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Iron, yet Radish is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 37% more than Radish.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 4 times more Calcium than Radish. While Chinese cabbage contains 105mg of Calcium, Radish contains only 25mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Radishes, 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
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Radish
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Calcium +320%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Copper +138.1%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Potassium - 233
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Calcium +320%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Copper +138.1%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Potassium - 233

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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Radish
Contains more Vitamin C +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +63728.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +164%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +63728.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +164%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%

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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
11
Radish

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
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
3%
Radish
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Radish

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 Radish
Lower in Sodium 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
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Chinese cabbage Radish
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Radish
Radish contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.68g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Radish Opinion
Calories 13 16 Radish
Protein 1.5 0.68 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.1 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 14.8 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18 3.4 Radish
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.34 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105 25 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 233 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 10 Chinese cabbage
Sugar 1.18 1.86 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1 1.6 Radish
Copper 0.021 0.05 Radish
Zinc 0.19 0.28 Radish
Starch 0 Radish
Phosphorus 37 20 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 39 Radish
Vitamin A 4468 7 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 0 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.012 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.039 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.254 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.165 Radish
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.071 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 1.3 Chinese cabbage
Folate 66 25 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.032 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 0.017 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 0.048 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 0.009 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.023 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 0.02 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 0.031 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 0.033 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 0.01 Radish
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.036 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 0.035 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 0.013 Chinese cabbage
Fructose 0.71 Radish

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.