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Artichoke vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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 - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Artichoke
Artichoke contains less Sugars (difference - 3.25g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Artichoke Onion
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Artichoke Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Artichoke
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
24
Artichoke
6
Onion

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
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1
Onion
Contains more Iron +509.5%
Contains more Calcium +91.3%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +492.3%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Iron +509.5%
Contains more Calcium +91.3%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +492.3%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%

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
:
1
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

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 the food
Protein
20%
Artichoke
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Onion

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Artichoke Onion Opinion
Calories 47 40 Artichoke
Protein 3.27 1.1 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.1 Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7 7.4 Artichoke
Carbs 10.51 9.34 Artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.21 Artichoke
Calcium 44 23 Artichoke
Potassium 370 146 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 10 Artichoke
Sugars 0.99 4.24 Onion
Fiber 5.4 1.7 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.039 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.17 Artichoke
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 90 29 Artichoke
Sodium 94 4 Onion
Vitamin A 13 2 Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.02 Artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.046 Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.027 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.116 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.123 Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 0.4 Artichoke
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.042 Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.017 Artichoke
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
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