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Beetroot vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beetroot and Shallot?

  • Beetroot is higher in Folate, yet Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 21% more.
  • Beetroot has 3 times more Folate than Shallot. While Beetroot has 109µg of Folate, Shallot has only 34µg.

We used Beets, raw and Shallots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 334
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 334

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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Contains more Vitamin A +725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Folate +220.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Folate +220.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 1.61g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 16.8g Shallot
Calories 43kcal 72kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 7.87g Beetroot
Fiber 2.8g 3.2g Shallot
Calcium 16mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.8mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 325mg 334mg Shallot
Sodium 78mg 12mg Shallot
Zinc 0.35mg 0.4mg Shallot
Copper 0.075mg 0.088mg Shallot
Vitamin A 33IU 4IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 8mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.06mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.2mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.29mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 109µg 34µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.8µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine 0.056mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.014g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.039g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Shallot
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
12
Beetroot
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
21
Shallot

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
10%
Beetroot
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.11g)
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

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.