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Jalapeño vs. Chinese cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jalapeño and Chinese cabbage

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, and Fiber, yet Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 82% more than Chinese cabbage.
  • Jalapeño contains 40 times more Vitamin E than Chinese cabbage. While Jalapeño contains 3.58mg of Vitamin E , Chinese cabbage contains only 0.09mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +119%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +63.9%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 252
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7% 21% 3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +119%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +63.9%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 252

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +3877.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116%
Contains more Choline +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +314.5%
Contains more Folate +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
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 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 4% 114%
Contains more Vitamin E +3877.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116%
Contains more Choline +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +314.5%
Contains more Folate +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Carbs +198.2%
Contains more Protein +64.8%
Contains more Other +50.9%
Equal in Water - 95.32
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
2% 95%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 2.18 g
Water: 95.32 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Carbs +198.2%
Contains more Protein +64.8%
Contains more Other +50.9%
Equal in Water - 95.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +93.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
20% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.096 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +93.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Jalapeño Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 1.18g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 2.18g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 13kcal Jalapeño
Fructose 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 2.8g 1g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.25mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 15mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 248mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 3mg 65mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.19mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.046mg 0.021mg Jalapeño
Manganese 0.097mg 0.159mg Chinese cabbage
Selenium 0.4µg 0.5µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 1078IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 223µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.09mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6mg 45mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.07mg
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.088mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.194mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Choline 7.5mg 6.4mg Jalapeño
Vitamin K 18.5µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.015g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.096g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Jalapeño
52%
Chinese cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Jalapeño
16%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.94g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.