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Arrowroot vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Arrowroot and Onion different?

  • Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin B1, however Onion is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Arrowroot is 80% higher.
  • Arrowroot contains 15 times more Vitamin B3 than Onion. While Arrowroot contains 1.693mg of Vitamin B3, Onion contains only 0.116mg.

Arrowroot, raw and Onions, raw are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +289.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +289.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arrowroot Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Onion Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 7.64g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 1.1g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 9.34g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 40kcal Arrowroot
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 1.7g Onion
Calcium 6mg 23mg Onion
Iron 2.22mg 0.21mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 10mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 29mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 146mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.63mg 0.17mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.039mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 2IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E mg 0.02mg Onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 7.4mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.046mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.027mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.116mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.123mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.12mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 19µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Onion
Tryptophan mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine mg 0.021mg Onion
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Onion
Leucine mg 0.025mg Onion
Lysine mg 0.039mg Onion
Methionine mg 0.002mg Onion
Phenylalanine mg 0.025mg Onion
Valine mg 0.021mg Onion
Histidine mg 0.014mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.042g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.013g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.017g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Arrowroot Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
8
Onion

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.