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Scallion vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sugars (difference - 1.57g)
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.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Scallion Leek
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals 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
Scallion Leek
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
82
Scallion
34
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
15
Scallion
15
Leek

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
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3
Leek
Contains more Calcium +22%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +44.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35
Contains more Calcium +22%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +44.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35

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
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5
Leek
Contains more Vitamin C +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +340.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06
Contains more Vitamin C +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +340.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06

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
11%
Scallion
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
7%
Scallion
14%
Leek
Fats
1%
Scallion
1%
Leek

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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 Scallion Leek Opinion
Calories 32 61 Leek
Protein 1.83 1.5 Scallion
Fats 0.19 0.3 Leek
Vitamin C 18.8 12 Scallion
Carbs 7.34 14.15 Leek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.48 2.1 Leek
Calcium 72 59 Scallion
Potassium 276 180 Scallion
Magnesium 20 28 Leek
Sugars 2.33 3.9 Leek
Fiber 2.6 1.8 Scallion
Copper 0.083 0.12 Leek
Zinc 0.39 0.12 Scallion
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Phosphorus 37 35 Scallion
Sodium 16 20 Scallion
Vitamin A 997 1667 Leek
Vitamin E 0.55 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.06 Leek
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.03 Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.525 0.4 Scallion
Vitamin B5 0.075 0.14 Leek
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.233 Leek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 207 47 Scallion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.04 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027 0.004 Scallion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074 0.166 Leek
Tryptophan 0.02 0.012 Scallion
Threonine 0.072 0.063 Scallion
Isoleucine 0.077 0.052 Scallion
Leucine 0.109 0.096 Scallion
Lysine 0.091 0.078 Scallion
Methionine 0.02 0.018 Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059 0.055 Scallion
Valine 0.081 0.056 Scallion
Histidine 0.032 0.025 Scallion
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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