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Chinese cabbage vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese cabbage and Red cabbage different?

  • Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin K, and Calcium, while Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin A 19% more than Red cabbage.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 4 times more Folate than Red cabbage. Chinese cabbage contains 66µg of Folate, while Red cabbage contains 18µg.
  • Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar.

Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Cabbage, red, raw types were used 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 +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -58.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 243
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -58.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 243

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 +300.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.069
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.069
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Red 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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Red cabbage
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?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.65g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 13 31 Red cabbage
Protein 1.5 1.43 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.16 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 57 Red cabbage
Carbs 2.18 7.37 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.8
Calcium 105 45 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 243 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 16 Chinese cabbage
Sugar 1.18 3.83 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1 2.1 Red cabbage
Copper 0.021 0.017 Chinese cabbage
Zinc 0.19 0.22 Red cabbage
Starch 0 Red cabbage
Phosphorus 37 30 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 27 Red cabbage
Vitamin A 4468 1116 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 0.11 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.064 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.069 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.418 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.147 Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.209 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 38.2 Chinese cabbage
Folate 66 18 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.021 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 0.012 Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 0.08 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 0.012 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.039 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 0.034 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 0.046 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 0.049 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 0.014 Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.036 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 0.048 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 0.024 Chinese cabbage
Fructose 1.48 Red cabbage

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.