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Cabbage vs. Chinese cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cabbage and Chinese cabbage

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, and Fiber, yet Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folate, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 25% more than Chinese cabbage.
  • Cabbage contains 3 times more Sugar than Chinese cabbage. While Cabbage contains 3.2g of Sugar, Chinese cabbage contains only 1.18g.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.19
Equal in Manganese - 0.159
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7% 21% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7% 21% 3%
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Iron +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.19
Equal in Manganese - 0.159

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 E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Choline +67.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67%
Contains more Vitamin A +4459.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +23%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.5%
Contains more Folate +53.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 6% 190%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Choline +67.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67%
Contains more Vitamin A +4459.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +23%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.5%
Contains more Folate +53.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +166.1%
Contains more Protein +17.2%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +25%
Equal in Water - 95.32
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
2% 95%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 2.18 g
Water: 95.32 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Carbs +166.1%
Contains more Protein +17.2%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +25%
Equal in Water - 95.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -20.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +464.7%
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
20% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.096 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -20.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +464.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cabbage Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 1.18g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 5.8g 2.18g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 13kcal Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 1g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 170mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 18mg 65mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.19mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.021mg Chinese cabbage
Manganese 0.16mg 0.159mg Cabbage
Selenium 0.3µg 0.5µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 98IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 223µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.09mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.088mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 43µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 6.4mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg 45.5µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.009mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.015g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
33%
Cabbage
52%
Chinese cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
16%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.02g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/nutrients
  2. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.