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Carrot vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Onion
Onion contains less Sugars (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
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.
Carrot Onion
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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
97
Carrot
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
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
Carrot
7
:
1
Onion
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%

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
Carrot
8
:
1
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%

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
6%
Carrot
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Carrot
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 Carrot Onion Opinion
Calories 41 40 Carrot
Protein 0.93 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 7.4 Onion
Carbs 9.58 9.34 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.21 Carrot
Calcium 33 23 Carrot
Potassium 320 146 Carrot
Magnesium 12 10 Carrot
Sugars 4.74 4.24 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.039 Carrot
Zinc 0.24 0.17 Carrot
Starch 1.43 0 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 29 Carrot
Sodium 69 4 Onion
Vitamin A 16706 2 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.046 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.027 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.116 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.123 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.12 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.4 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.042 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.013 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.017 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.191 0.021 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.014 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.025 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.039 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.002 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.025 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.021 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.014 Carrot
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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