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Scallion vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sugars (difference - 1.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

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 Onion
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Scallion Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
82
Scallion
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
15
Scallion
6
Onion

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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1
Onion
Contains more Calcium +213%
Contains more Iron +604.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +213%
Contains more Iron +604.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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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2
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +49750%
Contains more Vitamin E +2650%
Contains more Vitamin C +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +51650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +49750%
Contains more Vitamin E +2650%
Contains more Vitamin C +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +51650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.7%

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
11%
Scallion
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
7%
Scallion
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Scallion
0%
Onion

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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 Onion Opinion
Protein 1.83 1.1 Scallion
Fats 0.19 0.1 Scallion
Carbs 7.34 9.34 Onion
Calories 32 40 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Sugars 2.33 4.24 Onion
Fiber 2.6 1.7 Scallion
Calcium 72 23 Scallion
Iron 1.48 0.21 Scallion
Magnesium 20 10 Scallion
Phosphorus 37 29 Scallion
Potassium 276 146 Scallion
Sodium 16 4 Onion
Zinc 0.39 0.17 Scallion
Copper 0.083 0.039 Scallion
Vitamin A 997 2 Scallion
Vitamin E 0.55 0.02 Scallion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin C 18.8 7.4 Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.046 Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.027 Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.525 0.116 Scallion
Vitamin B5 0.075 0.123 Onion
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 207 0.4 Scallion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.02 0.014 Scallion
Threonine 0.072 0.021 Scallion
Isoleucine 0.077 0.014 Scallion
Leucine 0.109 0.025 Scallion
Lysine 0.091 0.039 Scallion
Methionine 0.02 0.002 Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059 0.025 Scallion
Valine 0.081 0.021 Scallion
Histidine 0.032 0.014 Scallion
Cholesterol 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.042 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027 0.013 Scallion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074 0.017 Scallion
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