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Lettuce vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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.
Lettuce Scallion
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Scallion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
85
Lettuce
82
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
15
Scallion

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
:
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +186.2%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +186.2%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +642.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +63.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08
Contains more Vitamin A +642.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +63.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08

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
8%
Lettuce
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
7%
Scallion
Fats
1%
Lettuce
1%
Scallion

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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 Lettuce Scallion Opinion
Calories 15 32 Scallion
Protein 1.36 1.83 Scallion
Fats 0.15 0.19 Scallion
Vitamin C 9.2 18.8 Scallion
Carbs 2.87 7.34 Scallion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 1.48 Scallion
Calcium 36 72 Scallion
Potassium 194 276 Scallion
Magnesium 13 20 Scallion
Sugars 0.78 2.33 Scallion
Fiber 1.3 2.6 Scallion
Copper 0.029 0.083 Scallion
Zinc 0.18 0.39 Scallion
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 29 37 Scallion
Sodium 28 16 Scallion
Vitamin A 7405 997 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.55 Scallion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.055 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.08
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.525 Scallion
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.075 Lettuce
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.061 Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 207 Scallion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.032 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.027 Scallion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.074 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 0.02 Scallion
Threonine 0.059 0.072 Scallion
Isoleucine 0.084 0.077 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.109 Scallion
Lysine 0.084 0.091 Scallion
Methionine 0.016 0.02 Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.059 Scallion
Valine 0.07 0.081 Scallion
Histidine 0.022 0.032 Scallion
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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