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Broccoli vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
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 Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 2.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
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.
Broccoli Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
80
Broccoli
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
14
Broccoli
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 +247.6%
Contains more Calcium +104.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.4%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Contains more Iron +247.6%
Contains more Calcium +104.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.4%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +141.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%

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
:
0
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +1105.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +31050%
Contains more Vitamin E +3800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25300%
Contains more Vitamin C +1105.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +31050%
Contains more Vitamin E +3800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25300%

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
17%
Broccoli
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
9%
Onion
Fats
2%
Broccoli
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 Broccoli Onion Opinion
Calories 34 40 Onion
Protein 2.82 1.1 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.1 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 7.4 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.21 Broccoli
Calcium 47 23 Broccoli
Potassium 316 146 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 10 Broccoli
Sugars 1.7 4.24 Onion
Fiber 2.6 1.7 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.039 Broccoli
Zinc 0.41 0.17 Broccoli
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 66 29 Broccoli
Sodium 33 4 Onion
Vitamin A 623 2 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 0.02 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.046 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.027 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.116 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.123 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.12 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 0.4 Broccoli
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.042 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.017 Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033 0.014 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.021 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.014 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.025 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.039 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.002 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.025 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.021 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.014 Broccoli
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