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Cabbage vs. Onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cabbage and Onion

  • Onion contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 63% higher.
  • Onion contains 5 times less Vitamin C than Cabbage. Cabbage contains 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Onion contains 7.4mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Cabbage, raw and Onions, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Onion
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains more Manganese +24%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7% 21% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14% 17% 3%
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains more Manganese +24%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.17

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cabbage
11
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0
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +4800%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +394.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.4%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Contains more Choline +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +18900%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 6% 190%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4800%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +394.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.4%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Contains more Choline +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +18900%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Onion
Contains more Protein +16.4%
Contains more Other +82.9%
Contains more Carbs +61%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 89.11
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 9.34 g
Water: 89.11 g
Other: 0.35 g
Contains more Protein +16.4%
Contains more Other +82.9%
Contains more Carbs +61%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 89.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Onion
Contains less Saturated Fat -19%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.017
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.017

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Onion
Contains more Fructose +12.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +1137.5%
Contains more Glucose +18%
2% 52% 45%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.08 g
Glucose: 1.67 g
Fructose: 1.45 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
23% 46% 30%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.99 g
Glucose: 1.97 g
Fructose: 1.29 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Fructose +12.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +1137.5%
Contains more Glucose +18%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cabbage Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Onion Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 7.64g Onion
Protein 1.28g 1.1g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 5.8g 9.34g Onion
Calories 25kcal 40kcal Onion
Fructose 1.45g 1.29g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 4.24g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 1.7g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 23mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.21mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 29mg Onion
Potassium 170mg 146mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.18mg 0.17mg Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.039mg Onion
Manganese 0.16mg 0.129mg Cabbage
Selenium 0.3µg 0.5µg Onion
Vitamin A 98IU 2IU Cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 0µg Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 7.4mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.046mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.027mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.116mg Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.123mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.12mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 19µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 6.1mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg 0.4µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.035mg 0.021mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.014mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.039mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.002mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.021mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.014mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.042g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.013g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.017g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Onion
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Cabbage
8%
Onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
8%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.04g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.