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Onion vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sugars (difference - 1.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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.
Onion Vegetable
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins 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 Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
12
Vegetable

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 -88.6%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Equal in Calcium - 25

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213750%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +633.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +5775%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213750%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +633.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +5775%

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
13%
Vegetable
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Vegetable

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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 Vegetable Opinion
Calories 40 65 Vegetable
Protein 1.1 2.86 Vegetable
Fats 0.1 0.15 Vegetable
Vitamin C 7.4 3.2 Onion
Carbs 9.34 13.09 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.82 Vegetable
Calcium 23 25 Vegetable
Potassium 146 169 Vegetable
Magnesium 10 22 Vegetable
Sugars 4.24 3.12 Onion
Fiber 1.7 4.4 Vegetable
Copper 0.039 0.083 Vegetable
Zinc 0.17 0.49 Vegetable
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 51 Vegetable
Sodium 4 35 Onion
Vitamin A 2 4277 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.02 0.38 Vegetable
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.071 Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.12 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.851 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.151 Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.074 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 23.5 Vegetable
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.031 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.01 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.072 Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.014 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.021 0.115 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.014 0.139 Vegetable
Leucine 0.025 0.19 Vegetable
Lysine 0.039 0.17 Vegetable
Methionine 0.002 0.034 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.12 Vegetable
Valine 0.021 0.149 Vegetable
Histidine 0.014 0.073 Vegetable
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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