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Onion vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Onion
Onion contains less Sugars (difference - 3.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.
Onion Shallot
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Shallot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
15
Shallot

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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +125.6%
Contains more Zinc +135.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +125.6%
Contains more Zinc +135.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.9%

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
1
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 8
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 8

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
17%
Shallot
Fats
0%
Onion
0%
Shallot

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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 Shallot Opinion
Calories 40 72 Shallot
Protein 1.1 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 7.4 8 Shallot
Carbs 9.34 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 23 37 Shallot
Potassium 146 334 Shallot
Magnesium 10 21 Shallot
Sugars 4.24 7.87 Shallot
Fiber 1.7 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.039 0.088 Shallot
Zinc 0.17 0.4 Shallot
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 60 Shallot
Sodium 4 12 Onion
Vitamin A 2 4 Shallot
Vitamin E 0.02 0.04 Shallot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.2 Shallot
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.8 Shallot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.014 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.039 Shallot
Tryptophan 0.014 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.021 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.014 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.025 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.039 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.002 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.021 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.014 0.043 Shallot
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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