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Red cabbage vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Red cabbage and Chinese cabbage different?

  • Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, while Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin K, and Calcium.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 19% more than Red cabbage.
  • Red cabbage contains 3 times more Sugar than Chinese cabbage. Red cabbage contains 3.83g of Sugar, while Chinese cabbage contains 1.18g.

Cabbage, red, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw types were 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 less Sodium -58.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Potassium - 252
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains less Sodium -58.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
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" 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 E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.194
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
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 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +19.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.194

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.
Red cabbage Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Red cabbage Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 1.18g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.2g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 2.18g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 13kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 2.1g 1g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.8mg
Magnesium 16mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 243mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 27mg 65mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.22mg 0.19mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.021mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.09mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 45mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.04mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.088mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.194mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.009mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.048mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.027g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.015g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
39
Red cabbage
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
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
9%
Red cabbage
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.65g)
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

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.