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Ginger vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ginger and Chinese cabbage

  • Ginger has more Copper, and Magnesium, however Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, and Calcium.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Ginger has 11 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, while Chinese cabbage has 0.021mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Ginger root, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +976.2%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +78.9%
Contains more Copper +976.2%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 37

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
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 1.18g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.5g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.2g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 2.18g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 13kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 2g 1g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 43mg 19mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 415mg 252mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 65mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.19mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.021mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.09mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.5mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.088mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 11µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.036mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.074mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.057mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.013mg 0.009mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.044mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.066mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.026mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.015g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.096g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
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
9
Ginger
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.52g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 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.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.