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Onion vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Onion and Red cabbage

  • Onion contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE than Red cabbage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 55% higher.

Food types used in this article are Onions, raw and Cabbage, red, 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
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 30
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 30

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
1
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Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +670.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9450%
Equal in Folate - 18
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +670.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9450%
Equal in Folate - 18

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 5.27g Onion
Protein 1.1g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.16g Red cabbage
Carbs 9.34g 7.37g Onion
Calories 40kcal 31kcal Onion
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.29g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 4.24g 3.83g Red cabbage
Fiber 1.7g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 23mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.21mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 16mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 29mg 30mg Red cabbage
Potassium 146mg 243mg Red cabbage
Sodium 4mg 27mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.039mg 0.017mg Onion
Vitamin A 2IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.11mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.418mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.147mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 19µg 18µg Onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.012mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.025mg 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.039mg 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.002mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.021mg 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.014mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.012g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion Red 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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
13
Red 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%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
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 - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.