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Broad bean vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broad bean and Sweet onion

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin C, Iron, Fiber, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, however, Sweet onion is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Broad bean covers your daily need of Vitamin C 17% more than Sweet onion.
  • Broad bean has 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Sweet onion. While Broad bean has 1.2mg of Vitamin B3, Sweet onion has only 0.133mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Onions, sweet, raw.

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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 Iron +476.9%
Contains more Magnesium +244.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.4%
Contains more Potassium +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +261.5%
Contains more Manganese +243.4%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.056
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 23% 32% 18% 6% 13% 20% 35% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +476.9%
Contains more Magnesium +244.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.4%
Contains more Potassium +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +261.5%
Contains more Manganese +243.4%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.056

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 +26900%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +802.3%
Contains more Folate +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +348.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 66% 32% 21% 23% 4% 7% 44% 0% 0% 0%
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 +26900%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +802.3%
Contains more Folate +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +348.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +500%
Contains more Fats +525%
Contains more Carbs +33.8%
Contains more Other +172.7%
Equal in Water - 91.24
5% 10% 84%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Water: 83.7 g
Other: 0.9 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 +500%
Contains more Fats +525%
Contains more Carbs +33.8%
Contains more Other +172.7%
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.
Broad bean Sweet onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 6.5g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 4.8g 0.8g Broad bean
Fats 0.5g 0.08g Broad bean
Carbs 10.1g 7.55g Broad bean
Calories 62kcal 32kcal Broad bean
Fructose 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 5.02g Broad bean
Fiber 3.6g 0.9g Broad bean
Calcium 18mg 20mg Sweet onion
Iron 1.5mg 0.26mg Broad bean
Magnesium 31mg 9mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 73mg 27mg Broad bean
Potassium 193mg 119mg Broad bean
Sodium 41mg 8mg Sweet onion
Zinc 0.47mg 0.13mg Broad bean
Copper 0.06mg 0.056mg Broad bean
Manganese 0.261mg 0.076mg Broad bean
Selenium 1µg 0.5µg Broad bean
Vitamin A 270IU 1IU Broad bean
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.02mg Sweet onion
Vitamin C 19.8mg 4.8mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.041mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.02mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 0.133mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.066mg 0.098mg Sweet onion
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.13mg Sweet onion
Folate 58µg 23µg Broad bean
Choline 5.5mg Sweet onion
Vitamin K 0.3µg Sweet onion
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.009mg Broad bean
Threonine 0.178mg 0.018mg Broad bean
Isoleucine 0.215mg 0.014mg Broad bean
Leucine 0.37mg 0.025mg Broad bean
Lysine 0.313mg 0.033mg Broad bean
Methionine 0.037mg 0.009mg Broad bean
Phenylalanine 0.195mg 0.024mg Broad bean
Valine 0.235mg 0.02mg Broad bean
Histidine 0.115mg 0.011mg Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.142g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.303g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Sweet onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
16%
Broad bean
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Broad bean
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.142g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.02g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170378/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.