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Onion vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Onion and Napa cabbage

  • Onion has more Vitamin B6, however Napa cabbage is richer in Iron, Copper, and Folate.
  • Onion contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Napa cabbage. Onion contains 0.12mg of Vitamin B6, while Napa cabbage contains 0.037mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Onions, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 Potassium +67.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +146.2%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +13050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.7%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +13050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.7%
Contains more Folate +126.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
12
Napa 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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Napa 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 Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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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 - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Onion
Onion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 40 12 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.1
Fats 0.1 0.17 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 7.4 3.2 Onion
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 2.2300000190734863 Onion
Carbs 9.34 2.23 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 23 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 146 87 Onion
Magnesium 10 8 Onion
Sugar 4.24 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.7 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.17 0.14 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 19 Onion
Sodium 4 11 Onion
Vitamin A 2 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.005 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.025 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.466 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.035 Onion
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.037 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folate 19 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.