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Onion vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Onion and Chinese cabbage different?

  • Chinese cabbage is higher than Onion in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 42% more than Onion.
  • Onion contains 2 times more Fiber than Chinese cabbage. Onion contains 1.7g of Fiber, while Chinese cabbage contains 1g.

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

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
Onion
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +508.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +223300%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +331%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +11275%
Contains more Folate +247.4%
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 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +508.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +223300%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +331%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +11275%
Contains more Folate +247.4%

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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
17
Chinese 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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Chinese 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 Chinese cabbage
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

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Onion Chinese cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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