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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 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 more Copper +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 30
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% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +670.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
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 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 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +670.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +55700%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
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 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 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

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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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 40 31 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.43 Red cabbage
Fats 0.1 0.16 Red cabbage
Vitamin C 7.4 57 Red cabbage
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 5.269999980926514 Onion
Carbs 9.34 7.37 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.8 Red cabbage
Calcium 23 45 Red cabbage
Potassium 146 243 Red cabbage
Magnesium 10 16 Red cabbage
Sugar 4.24 3.83 Red cabbage
Fiber 1.7 2.1 Red cabbage
Copper 0.039 0.017 Onion
Zinc 0.17 0.22 Red cabbage
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 30 Red cabbage
Sodium 4 27 Onion
Vitamin A 2 1116 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.02 0.11 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.064 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.069 Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.418 Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.147 Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.209 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 38.2 Red cabbage
Folate 19 18 Onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.021 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.012 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.08 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.014 0.012 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.039 Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.014 0.034 Red cabbage
Leucine 0.025 0.046 Red cabbage
Lysine 0.039 0.049 Red cabbage
Methionine 0.002 0.014 Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.036 Red cabbage
Valine 0.021 0.048 Red cabbage
Histidine 0.014 0.024 Red cabbage
Fructose 1.29 1.48 Red 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. 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.