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Red cabbage vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Red cabbage and Sweet onion?

  • Sweet onion has less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6 than Red cabbage.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% higher.

We used Cabbage, red, raw and Onions, sweet, raw types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +104.2%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +219.7%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Contains more Copper +229.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +104.2%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +219.7%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Contains more Copper +229.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +111500%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +1087.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.8%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +12633.3%
Contains more Folate +27.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 16% 11% 5% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +111500%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin C +1087.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.8%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +12633.3%
Contains more Folate +27.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +78.8%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +97%
Equal in Carbs - 7.55
Equal in Water - 91.24
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.08 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.24 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +78.8%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +97%
Equal in Carbs - 7.55
Equal in Water - 91.24

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +20%
Contains more Glucose +29.9%
Contains more Fructose +36.5%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
16% 46% 39%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.6 g
Glucose: 1.74 g
Fructose: 1.48 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
14% 45% 40%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.72 g
Glucose: 2.26 g
Fructose: 2.02 g
Lactose: 0.02 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +20%
Contains more Glucose +29.9%
Contains more Fructose +36.5%
Contains more Lactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Red cabbage Sweet onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 1.43g 0.8g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.08g Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 7.55g Sweet onion
Calories 31kcal 32kcal Sweet onion
Fructose 1.48g 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 3.83g 5.02g Red cabbage
Fiber 2.1g 0.9g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 20mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.26mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 9mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 27mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 119mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 8mg Sweet onion
Zinc 0.22mg 0.13mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.056mg Sweet onion
Manganese 0.243mg 0.076mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.6µg 0.5µg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 1IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 56µg 0µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.02mg Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57mg 4.8mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.041mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.02mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.133mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.098mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.13mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 23µg Sweet onion
Choline 17.1mg 5.5mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 38.2µg 0.3µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg 0.018mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg 0.025mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.033mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.009mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg 0.02mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg 0.011mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.021g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Sweet onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Red cabbage
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Red cabbage
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.19g)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/nutrients
  2. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/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.