Napa Cabbage vs. Onion

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Napa Cabbage and Onion


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked napa cabbage versus onion (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in napa cabbage and onion:

  • Napa cabbage has 3.1 times less carbohydrates than onion.
  • Napa cabbage has 70% less calories than onion.
  • Onion has more thiamin and Vitamin B6, however, napa cabbage contains more niacin and folate.
  • Onion has signficantly more dietary fiber than napa cabbage.
Detailed nutritional comparison of napa cabbage and onion is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Napa Cabbage (Cabbage, napa, cooked) and Onion (Onions, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Napa cabbage has 70% less calories than onion - napa cabbage has 12 calories per 100 grams and onion has 40 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, napa cabbage is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to onion per calorie. Napa cabbage has a macronutrient ratio of 30:59:11 and for onion, 11:87:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Napa Cabbage Onion
Protein 30% 11%
Carbohydrates 59% 87%
Fat 11% 3%
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carbohydrates

Napa cabbage has 3.1 times less carbohydrates than onion - napa cabbage has 2.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and onion has 9.3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Onion has signficantly more dietary fiber than napa cabbage - onion has 1.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Napa cabbage has less sugar than onion - onion has 4.2g of sugar per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Napa cabbage and onion contain similar amounts of protein - napa cabbage has 1.1g of protein per 100 grams and onion has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both onion and napa cabbage are low in saturated fat - onion has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Onion has 131% more Vitamin C than napa cabbage - napa cabbage has 3.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and onion has 7.4mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Napa cabbage has more Vitamin A than onion - napa cabbage has 13ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and onion does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Onion and napa cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - onion has 0.02mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Onion and napa cabbage contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - onion has 0.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and napa cabbage does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Onion has more thiamin and Vitamin B6, however, napa cabbage contains more niacin and folate. Both napa cabbage and onion contain significant amounts of riboflavin and pantothenic acid.

Napa Cabbage Onion
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.046 MG
Riboflavin 0.025 MG 0.027 MG
Niacin 0.466 MG 0.116 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.035 MG 0.123 MG
Vitamin B6 0.037 MG 0.12 MG
Folate 43 UG 19 UG

Minerals

calcium

Napa cabbage and onion contain similar amounts of calcium - napa cabbage has 29mg of calcium per 100 grams and onion has 23mg of calcium.

iron

Napa cabbage has 252% more iron than onion - napa cabbage has 0.74mg of iron per 100 grams and onion has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Onion has 68% more potassium than napa cabbage - napa cabbage has 87mg of potassium per 100 grams and onion has 146mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Napa Cabbage Onion
beta-carotene 133 UG 1 UG
alpha-carotene 49 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 4 UG



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Napa Cabbage (Cabbage, napa, cooked) and Onion (Onions, raw) .

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