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Chinese cabbage vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinese cabbage and Tomato

  • Chinese cabbage is higher than Tomato in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 35% more than Tomato.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 11 times more Calcium than Tomato. While Chinese cabbage contains 105mg of Calcium, Tomato contains only 10mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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 +950%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +181%
Equal in Potassium - 237
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +181%
Equal in Potassium - 237

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin A +436.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.5%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.089
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +436.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.5%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.089

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 Tomato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 2.69g Tomato
Protein 1.5g 0.88g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 2.18g 3.89g Tomato
Calories 13kcal 18kcal Tomato
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 1.18g 2.63g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 1.2g Tomato
Calcium 105mg 10mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.27mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 11mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 24mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 237mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.19mg 0.17mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.059mg Tomato
Vitamin A 4468IU 833IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 13.7mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.037mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.019mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.089mg Tomato
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.08mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 15µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 7.9µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.006mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.027mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.018mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.025mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.027mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.006mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.027mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.018mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.014mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.028g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.083g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Tomato
Low Fats diet Equal
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
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 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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.