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Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) vs. Onion rings — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) and Onion rings different?

  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is higher than Onion rings in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) covers your daily need of Vitamin C 96% more than Onion rings.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Sodium.

Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, raw and Onion rings, breaded, par fried, frozen, prepared, heated in oven types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +171%
Contains more Iron +63.2%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.4%
Contains more Potassium +394.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains more Manganese +54%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Selenium +522.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 77% 61% 43% 54% 2% 9% 67% 70% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 47% 13% 31% 11% 49% 12% 25% 46% 31%
Contains more Calcium +171%
Contains more Iron +63.2%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.4%
Contains more Potassium +394.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains more Manganese +54%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Selenium +522.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +586.3%
Contains more Folate +287.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.185
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 105% 0% 0% 294% 46% 84% 21% 4% 186% 96% 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 0% 10% 0% 6% 47% 27% 26% 18% 27% 25% 0% 6% 86%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +586.3%
Contains more Folate +287.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.185

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +28%
Contains more Water +92.5%
Contains more Fats +1972.5%
Contains more Carbs +927.1%
Equal in Other - 1.4
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 g
4% 14% 34% 46%
Protein: 4.14 g
Fats: 14.3 g
Carbs: 33.79 g
Water: 46.37 g
Other: 1.4 g
Contains more Protein +28%
Contains more Water +92.5%
Contains more Fats +1972.5%
Contains more Carbs +927.1%
Equal in Other - 1.4

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Onion rings
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Onion rings Opinion
Net carbs 3.29g 31.59g Onion rings
Protein 5.3g 4.14g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.69g 14.3g Onion rings
Carbs 3.29g 33.79g Onion rings
Calories 30kcal 276kcal Onion rings
Starch 25.58g Onion rings
Fructose 1.26g Onion rings
Sugar 5.1g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fiber 2.2g Onion rings
Calcium 84mg 31mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Iron 2.04mg 1.25mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Magnesium 85mg 17mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 99mg 71mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 608mg 123mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sodium 11mg 370mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Zinc 0.3mg 0.42mg Onion rings
Copper 0.201mg 0.073mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Manganese 0.536mg 0.348mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Selenium 0.9µg 5.6µg Onion rings
Vitamin A 1734IU 0IU Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A RAE 87µg 0µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin E 0.46mg Onion rings
Vitamin C 88mg 1.6mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.181mg 0.185mg Onion rings
Vitamin B2 0.362mg 0.116mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 1.11mg 1.349mg Onion rings
Vitamin B5 0.063mg 0.294mg Onion rings
Vitamin B6 0.803mg 0.117mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 128µg 33µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Choline 10.7mg Onion rings
Vitamin K 34.1µg Onion rings
Tryptophan 0.07mg Onion rings
Threonine 0.15mg Onion rings
Isoleucine 0.214mg Onion rings
Leucine 0.35mg Onion rings
Lysine 0.151mg Onion rings
Methionine 0.081mg Onion rings
Phenylalanine 0.243mg Onion rings
Valine 0.216mg Onion rings
Histidine 0.109mg Onion rings
Trans Fat 0g 0.053g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Saturated Fat 2.137g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Monounsaturated Fat 3g Onion rings
Polyunsaturated fat 7.633g Onion rings
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Onion rings
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 6.346g Onion rings
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.047g Onion rings
Omega-3 - ALA 0.789g Onion rings

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Onion rings
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
64%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
21%
Onion rings
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
27%
Onion rings

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains less Sodium (difference - 359mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.137g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168391/nutrients
  2. Onion rings - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170415/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.