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Napa cabbage vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Napa cabbage and Chinese broccoli different?

  • Chinese broccoli has more Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Calcium, and Potassium than Napa cabbage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chinese broccoli is 28% higher.

Cabbage, napa, cooked and Broccoli, chinese, cooked are the varieties used 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 Iron +32.1%
Contains more Copper +57.4%
Contains more Calcium +244.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +178.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.8%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Copper +57.4%
Contains more Calcium +244.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +178.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.8%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%

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 +781.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +522.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.437
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Contains more Vitamin C +781.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +522.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.437

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Napa cabbage Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 12kcal 22kcal Chinese broccoli
Protein 1.1g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.17g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 3.2mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 2.23g 1.31g Napa cabbage
Carbs 2.23g 3.81g Chinese broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.74mg 0.56mg Napa cabbage
Calcium 29mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 87mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 8mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Sugar g 0.84g Napa cabbage
Fiber g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.096mg 0.061mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.14mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Starch g g
Phosphorus 19mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 11mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 263IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.466mg 0.437mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.159mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.07mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Folate 43µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.11g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.33g Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Napa cabbage Chinese broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
7
Napa cabbage
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
12
Napa cabbage
17
Chinese broccoli

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%
Napa cabbage
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
2%
Napa cabbage
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Napa cabbage
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/nutrients
  2. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.