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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
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Onion
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +211%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +270.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
0%
Onion

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.
Arrowroot Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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)

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

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.