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Red cabbage vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Red cabbage and Onion

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin B6, however Onion has more Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 55% higher.
  • Onion has 96 times less Vitamin K than Red cabbage. Red cabbage has 38.2µg of Vitamin K, while Onion has 0.4µg.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, red, raw and Onions, 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 Iron +281%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 29
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Calcium +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 29

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
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Onion
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 - 19
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%
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%
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 - 19

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
39
Red cabbage
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
8
Onion

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
9%
Red cabbage
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
0%
Onion

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.
Red cabbage Onion
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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Red cabbage Onion
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 Red cabbage Onion Opinion
Calories 31 40 Onion
Protein 1.43 1.1 Red cabbage
Fats 0.16 0.1 Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57 7.4 Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.269999980926514 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 7.37 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.21 Red cabbage
Calcium 45 23 Red cabbage
Potassium 243 146 Red cabbage
Magnesium 16 10 Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83 4.24 Red cabbage
Fiber 2.1 1.7 Red cabbage
Copper 0.017 0.039 Onion
Zinc 0.22 0.17 Red cabbage
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 30 29 Red cabbage
Sodium 27 4 Onion
Vitamin A 1116 2 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11 0.02 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.046 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.027 Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418 0.116 Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147 0.123 Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.12 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 38.2 0.4 Red cabbage
Folate 18 19 Onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.042 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08 0.017 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.039 0.021 Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034 0.014 Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046 0.025 Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049 0.039 Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014 0.002 Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.025 Red cabbage
Valine 0.048 0.021 Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024 0.014 Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48 1.29 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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/nutrients
  2. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.