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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, 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
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Tomato
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Copper +181%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Potassium - 237
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Copper +181%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
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 C +228.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +436.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.9%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.089
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +436.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +475.9%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.089

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

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Tomato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.