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Cabbage vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cabbage and Sweet onion

  • Sweet onion has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Fiber than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 63% more than Sweet onion.
  • Cabbage has 8 times more Vitamin C than Sweet onion. While Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, Sweet onion has only 4.8mg.
  • Cabbage has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cabbage, raw and Onions, sweet, 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.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +80.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +194.7%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
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 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +80.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +194.7%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27

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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Contains more Vitamin A +9700%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Folate +87%
Contains more Choline +94.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13
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% 16% 11% 5% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +9700%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Folate +87%
Contains more Choline +94.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +60%
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +93.9%
Contains more Carbs +30.2%
Equal in Water - 91.24
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.08 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.24 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +60%
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +93.9%
Contains more Carbs +30.2%
Equal in Water - 91.24

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +800%
Contains more Glucose +35.3%
Contains more Fructose +39.3%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
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
14% 45% 40%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.72 g
Glucose: 2.26 g
Fructose: 2.02 g
Lactose: 0.02 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +800%
Contains more Glucose +35.3%
Contains more Fructose +39.3%
Contains more Lactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 1.28g 0.8g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.08g Cabbage
Carbs 5.8g 7.55g Sweet onion
Calories 25kcal 32kcal Sweet onion
Fructose 1.45g 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 3.2g 5.02g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 0.9g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 20mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.26mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 9mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 27mg Sweet onion
Potassium 170mg 119mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 8mg Sweet onion
Zinc 0.18mg 0.13mg Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.056mg Sweet onion
Manganese 0.16mg 0.076mg Cabbage
Selenium 0.3µg 0.5µg Sweet onion
Vitamin A 98IU 1IU Cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 0µg Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin C 36.6mg 4.8mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.041mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.133mg Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.098mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.13mg Sweet onion
Folate 43µg 23µg Cabbage
Choline 10.7mg 5.5mg Cabbage
Vitamin K 76µg 0.3µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.009mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.018mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.014mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.033mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.009mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.024mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.034g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Sweet onion
Low Fats diet ok
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
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cabbage
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.82g)
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)

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. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/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.