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Amaranth leaves vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Amaranth leaves and Sweet onion?

  • Amaranth leaves are richer than Sweet onion in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Amaranth leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 950% more.

We used Amaranth leaves, raw and Onions, sweet, raw types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +792.3%
Contains more Magnesium +511.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Zinc +592.3%
Contains more Copper +189.3%
Contains more Manganese +1064.5%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +792.3%
Contains more Magnesium +511.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Zinc +592.3%
Contains more Copper +189.3%
Contains more Manganese +1064.5%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains less Sodium -60%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +291600%
Contains more Vitamin C +802.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +394.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Folate +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +379900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 16% 11% 5% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +291600%
Contains more Vitamin C +802.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +394.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Folate +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +379900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +207.5%
Contains more Fats +312.5%
Contains more Other +354.5%
Contains more Carbs +87.8%
Equal in Water - 91.24
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.08 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.24 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +207.5%
Contains more Fats +312.5%
Contains more Other +354.5%
Contains more Carbs +87.8%
Equal in Water - 91.24

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Amaranth leaves Sweet onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 2.46g 0.8g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 0.08g Amaranth leaves
Carbs 4.02g 7.55g Sweet onion
Calories 23kcal 32kcal Sweet onion
Fructose 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 5.02g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 0.9g Sweet onion
Calcium 215mg 20mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 0.26mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 9mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 27mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 119mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 8mg Sweet onion
Zinc 0.9mg 0.13mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.056mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 0.076mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.5µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 1IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 0µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin E 0.02mg Sweet onion
Vitamin C 43.3mg 4.8mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.041mg Sweet onion
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 0.133mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.098mg Sweet onion
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.13mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 85µg 23µg Amaranth leaves
Choline 5.5mg Sweet onion
Vitamin K 1140µg 0.3µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.009mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg 0.018mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg 0.014mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.025mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg 0.033mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.009mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.024mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg 0.011mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g Amaranth leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Amaranth leaves Sweet onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
257%
Amaranth leaves
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.02g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients
  2. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.