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Drumstick tree vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Drumstick tree and Chinese cabbage?

  • Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium, yet Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 107% higher.
  • Drumstick tree has 9 times more Vitamin B5 than Chinese cabbage. Drumstick tree has 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, while Chinese cabbage has 0.088mg.

We used Drumstick pods, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +136.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Zinc +136.8%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +136.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Zinc +136.8%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +122.2%

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 C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +802.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5937.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +802.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5937.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07

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.
Drumstick tree Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 1.18g Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1g 1.5g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 8.53g 2.18g Drumstick tree
Calories 37kcal 13kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.18g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 1g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.36mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 45mg 19mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 37mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 252mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 65mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45mg 0.19mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.021mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 74IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.04mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.07mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.5mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.088mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 44µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.015g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Chinese cabbage
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
52
Drumstick tree
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
17
Chinese 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
13%
Drumstick tree
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.