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Napa cabbage vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Onion
Onion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Napa cabbage Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Napa cabbage Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
4
Napa cabbage
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
7
Napa cabbage
6
Onion

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
:
5
Onion
Contains more Iron +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%

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
:
7
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +13050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Contains more Vitamin A +13050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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 the food
Protein
7%
Napa cabbage
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
2%
Napa cabbage
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Napa cabbage
0%
Onion

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Napa cabbage Onion Opinion
Calories 12 40 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.1
Fats 0.17 0.1 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 3.2 7.4 Onion
Carbs 2.23 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.74 0.21 Napa cabbage
Calcium 29 23 Napa cabbage
Potassium 87 146 Onion
Magnesium 8 10 Onion
Sugars 4.24 Onion
Fiber 1.7 Onion
Copper 0.096 0.039 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.14 0.17 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 19 29 Onion
Sodium 11 4 Onion
Vitamin A 263 2 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.027 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.466 0.116 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.035 0.123 Onion
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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