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Chinese cabbage vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinese cabbage and Onion different?

  • Chinese cabbage is higher than Onion in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 42% more than Onion.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Onion. Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Onion contains 0µg.

Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw and Onions, 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 more Calcium +356.5%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +356.5%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Copper +85.7%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +223300%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +508.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +331%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +11275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +223300%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +508.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +331%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +11275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%

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.
Chinese cabbage Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Onion Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 7.64g Onion
Protein 1.5g 1.1g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 9.34g Onion
Calories 13kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 1.18g 4.24g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 1.7g Onion
Calcium 105mg 23mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.21mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 10mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 29mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 146mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.19mg 0.17mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021mg 0.039mg Onion
Vitamin A 4468IU 2IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.02mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 7.4mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.027mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.116mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.123mg Onion
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.12mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 19µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 0.4µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.014mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.021mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.014mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.025mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.002mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.025mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.021mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.014mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.042g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.013g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.017g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
56
Chinese cabbage
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
8
Onion

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%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.06g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/nutrients
  2. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.