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Onion vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Arrowroot
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
6
Onion
10
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
20
Arrowroot

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
Onion
2
:
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%

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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%

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
7%
Onion
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Arrowroot

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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 Onion Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 40 65 Arrowroot
Protein 1.1 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.1 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 7.4 1.9 Onion
Carbs 9.34 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 23 6 Onion
Potassium 146 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 10 25 Arrowroot
Sugars 4.24 Onion
Fiber 1.7 1.3 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.17 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 4 26 Onion
Vitamin A 2 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.116 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.004 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.092 Arrowroot
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
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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