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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 RAE, Folate, Vitamin K, and Calcium, while Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 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" charts 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 Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -58.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Manganese +52.8%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7% 21% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -58.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Manganese +52.8%
Contains more Selenium +20%
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" charts 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 Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Choline +167.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.069
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 4% 114%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Choline +167.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.069
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +23.1%
Contains more Carbs +238.1%
Equal in Protein - 1.43
Equal in Water - 90.39
2% 95%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 2.18 g
Water: 95.32 g
Other: 0.8 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +23.1%
Contains more Carbs +238.1%
Equal in Protein - 1.43
Equal in Water - 90.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.2%
20% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.096 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.5g 1.43g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.16g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 13kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 1.18g 3.83g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 105mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.8mg
Magnesium 19mg 16mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 30mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 243mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.19mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.017mg Chinese cabbage
Manganese 0.159mg 0.243mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.5µg 0.6µg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 4468IU 1116IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 223µg 56µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin C 45mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.069mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.418mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.147mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 66µg 18µg Chinese cabbage
Choline 6.4mg 17.1mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 45.5µg 38.2µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.012mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.039mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.034mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.046mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.048mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.024mg Chinese cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.012g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.08g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Red cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Chinese cabbage
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Chinese cabbage
14%
Red cabbage

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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.