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Kohlrabi vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Kohlrabi and Chinese cabbage?

  • Kohlrabi is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, and Fiber, yet Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, and Calcium.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 38% more.
  • Kohlrabi has 6 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. While Kohlrabi has 0.129mg of Copper, Chinese cabbage has only 0.021mg.

We used Kohlrabi, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw types in this article.

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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 Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +514.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Zinc +533.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 8% 31% 14% 43% 1% 20% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +514.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Zinc +533.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 19

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 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +12311.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Folate +312.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 207% 3% 10% 0% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 0% 1% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +12311.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Folate +312.5%

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
25
Kohlrabi
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
17
Kohlrabi
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
10%
Kohlrabi
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Kohlrabi
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
0%
Kohlrabi
1%
Chinese cabbage

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

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Kohlrabi Chinese cabbage
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kohlrabi Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 27 13 Kohlrabi
Protein 1.7 1.5 Kohlrabi
Fats 0.1 0.2 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 62 45 Kohlrabi
Net carbs 2.5999999046325684 1.1799999475479126 Kohlrabi
Carbs 6.2 2.18 Kohlrabi
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.8 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 24 105 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 350 252 Kohlrabi
Magnesium 19 19
Sugar 2.6 1.18 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 3.6 1 Kohlrabi
Copper 0.129 0.021 Kohlrabi
Zinc 0.03 0.19 Chinese cabbage
Starch
Phosphorus 46 37 Kohlrabi
Sodium 20 65 Kohlrabi
Vitamin A 36 4468 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.48 0.09 Kohlrabi
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.04 Kohlrabi
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.07 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.5 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.088 Kohlrabi
Vitamin B6 0.15 0.194 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 45.5 Chinese cabbage
Folate 16 66 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.013 0.027 Kohlrabi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.015 Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.096 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.01 0.015 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.049
Isoleucine 0.078 0.085 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.067 0.088 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.056 0.089 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.013 0.009 Kohlrabi
Phenylalanine 0.039 0.044 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.05 0.066 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.019 0.026 Chinese cabbage
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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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.