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Chinese broccoli vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chinese broccoli and Red cabbage

  • Chinese broccoli has more Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, while Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chinese broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 39% higher.
  • Red cabbage contains 6 times less Folate than Chinese broccoli. Chinese broccoli contains 99µg of Folate, while Red cabbage contains 18µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chinese broccoli is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Cabbage, red, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -74.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.3%
Contains more Copper +258.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Equal in Potassium - 243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -74.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.3%
Contains more Copper +258.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
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 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.6%
Contains more Folate +450%
Contains more Vitamin K +122%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.6%
Contains more Folate +450%
Contains more Vitamin K +122%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147

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 broccoli Red cabbage
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.14g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.72g 0.16g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 22kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 0.84g 3.83g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.5g 2.1g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 100mg 45mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.56mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 18mg 16mg Chinese broccoli
Phosphorus 41mg 30mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261mg 243mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 7mg 27mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 0.22mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061mg 0.017mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638IU 1116IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg 0.11mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.064mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.069mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.418mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.147mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 99µg 18µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg 38.2µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine mg 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine mg 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine mg 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.012g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.08g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
48
Chinese broccoli
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
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
7%
Chinese broccoli
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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 broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.