Chinese cabbage (bok choy) Also known as Chinese cabbage or pak choi, it belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables, which include broccoli and cauliflower. The fleshy stems and leaves full of nutrients of the Chinese cabbage plant are edible and can be used raw in salads or cooked in chips or soups.
Calories, fats and fibers
One cup of chopped Chinese cabbage has only 9 calories, 0. 14 of which are fat. You can eat a whole head of crunchy cabbage green for only more than 100 calories. Compared to other vegetables, Chinese cabbage is not particularly high in fiber. One cup has less than one gram of fiber.
Minerals in Chinese Cabbage
One cup of chopped Chinese cabbage has 76 milligrams of calcium (good for bone and dental health) and 176 milligrams of potassium. The green leaves also contain magnesium, sodium and small amounts of zinc and iron.
Vitamins in Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. A minced cup also contains 66 micrograms of folate, an essential vitamin for pregnant women as it promotes healthy fetal development.