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Onion vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Cabbage

  • Onion contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate than Cabbage.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 63% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, raw and Cabbage, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
3
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Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Copper +105.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Zinc - 0.18

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
Onion
0
:
10
Cabbage
Contains more Vitamin C +394.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4800%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
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 Vitamin K +18900%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.124
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +394.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4800%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
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 Vitamin K +18900%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.124

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
8
Onion
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
10
Cabbage

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
7%
Onion
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
6%
Cabbage
Fats
0%
Onion
0%
Cabbage

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.
Onion Cabbage
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

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Onion Cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Cabbage Opinion
Calories 40 25 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 7.4 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 9.34 5.8 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 23 40 Cabbage
Potassium 146 170 Cabbage
Magnesium 10 12 Cabbage
Sugar 4.24 3.2 Cabbage
Fiber 1.7 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.039 0.019 Onion
Zinc 0.17 0.18 Cabbage
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 26 Onion
Sodium 4 18 Onion
Vitamin A 2 98 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.04 Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.234 Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.124 Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 76 Cabbage
Folate 19 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.017
Tryptophan 0.014 0.011 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.035 Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.014 0.03 Cabbage
Leucine 0.025 0.041 Cabbage
Lysine 0.039 0.044 Cabbage
Methionine 0.002 0.012 Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.032 Cabbage
Valine 0.021 0.042 Cabbage
Histidine 0.014 0.022 Cabbage
Fructose 1.29 1.45 Cabbage

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.