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Artichoke vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Artichoke and Onion different?

  • Artichoke has more Copper, Fiber, Iron, Folate, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Manganese than Onion.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Artichoke is 21% higher.
  • Artichoke contains 37 times more Vitamin K than Onion. While Artichoke contains 14.8µg of Vitamin K, Onion contains only 0.4µg.

Artichokes, (globe or french), 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 +509.5%
Contains more Calcium +91.3%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +492.3%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +509.5%
Contains more Calcium +91.3%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +492.3%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%

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 C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
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 C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

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
19
Artichoke
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
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
20%
Artichoke
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Onion

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

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Artichoke 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 - 90mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Artichoke
Artichoke 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

Nutrient Artichoke Onion Opinion
Calories 47 40 Artichoke
Protein 3.27 1.1 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.1 Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7 7.4 Artichoke
Net carbs 5.110000133514404 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 10.51 9.34 Artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.21 Artichoke
Calcium 44 23 Artichoke
Potassium 370 146 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 10 Artichoke
Sugar 0.99 4.24 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 1.7 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.039 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.17 Artichoke
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 90 29 Artichoke
Sodium 94 4 Onion
Vitamin A 13 2 Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.02 Artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.046 Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.027 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.116 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.123 Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 0.4 Artichoke
Folate 68 19 Artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.042 Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.017 Artichoke
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.