Bok choy, or Chinese cabbage, is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. As an increasingly popular member of the cruciferous vegetable family, bok choy is being recognized more and more often for its standout nutrient richness. Bok choy is a member of the cabbage family and is one of the most nutritious vegetables; providing excellent amounts of over 21 different nutrients.
Unlike some other members of the cabbage family, these ranked nutrients include omega-3s, as well as the antioxidant mineral zinc. Because of its strong beta-carotene content, bok choy is the 11th richest food in vitamin A. This vitamin A richness places bok choy ahead of some of its fellow cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Significant amounts of other carotenoids—for example, lutein—are also provided by bok choy.