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Winter melon vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 107mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 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.
Winter melon Onion
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Onion
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
9
Winter melon
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
7
Winter melon
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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5
Onion
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Zinc +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +2333.3%
Contains more Copper +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Zinc +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +2333.3%
Contains more Copper +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
:
5
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +75.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.123
Contains more Vitamin C +75.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.123

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
2%
Winter melon
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Winter melon
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 Winter melon Onion Opinion
Calories 13 40 Onion
Protein 0.4 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.2 0.1 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 7.4 Winter melon
Carbs 3 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.21 Winter melon
Calcium 19 23 Onion
Potassium 6 146 Onion
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 4.24 Onion
Fiber 2.9 1.7 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.039 Onion
Zinc 0.61 0.17 Winter melon
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 19 29 Onion
Sodium 111 4 Onion
Vitamin A 0 2 Onion
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.027 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.116 Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.123 Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.042 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.013 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.017 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.009 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.003 0.002 Winter melon
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)
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