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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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Iron +252.4%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.1%
Contains more Iron +252.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 2.23g Onion
Protein 1.1g 1.1g
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 9.34g 2.23g Onion
Calories 40kcal 12kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.7g g Onion
Calcium 23mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.21mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Onion
Phosphorus 29mg 19mg Onion
Potassium 146mg 87mg Onion
Sodium 4mg 11mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.14mg Onion
Copper 0.039mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 2IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02mg mg Onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 3.2mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.005mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.025mg Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.035mg Onion
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.037mg Onion
Folate 19µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Onion
Tryptophan 0.014mg mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg mg Onion
Isoleucine 0.014mg mg Onion
Leucine 0.025mg mg Onion
Lysine 0.039mg mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025mg mg Onion
Valine 0.021mg mg Onion
Histidine 0.014mg mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g g Onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.