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Black pepper vs. Onion powder — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Black pepper and Onion powder?

  • Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K, Copper, Iron, and Fiber, yet Onion powder is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 498% higher.
  • Black pepper has 40 times more Vitamin K than Onion powder. Black pepper has 163.7µg of Vitamin K, while Onion powder has 4.1µg.

We used Spices, pepper, black and Spices, onion powder types in this comparison.

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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 +15.4%
Contains more Iron +149%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -72.6%
Contains more Copper +125.4%
Contains more Manganese +881%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +240.3%
Contains more Selenium +191.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444% 1664% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 116% 147% 81% 138% 87% 10% 111% 197% 170% 78%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Iron +149%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -72.6%
Contains more Copper +125.4%
Contains more Manganese +881%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +240.3%
Contains more Selenium +191.8%

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 E +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +3892.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.7%
Contains more Folate +276.5%
Contains more Choline +245.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 7% 410%
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% 6% 0% 78% 115% 19% 7% 44% 166% 48% 0% 22% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +3892.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.7%
Contains more Folate +276.5%
Contains more Choline +245.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +213.5%
Contains more Water +131.2%
Contains more Other +146%
Contains more Carbs +23.7%
Equal in Protein - 10.41
10% 3% 64% 12% 10%
Protein: 10.39 g
Fats: 3.26 g
Carbs: 63.95 g
Water: 12.46 g
Other: 9.94 g
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
Contains more Fats +213.5%
Contains more Water +131.2%
Contains more Other +146%
Contains more Carbs +23.7%
Equal in Protein - 10.41

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +265.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +221.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.3%
44% 24% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.392 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.739 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.998 g
30% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.219 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.202 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.31 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +265.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +221.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.3%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +19250%
Contains more Glucose +204.2%
Contains more Fructose +626.1%
Contains more Galactose +140%
3% 38% 36% 23%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.02 g
Glucose: 0.24 g
Fructose: 0.23 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.15 g
58% 11% 25% 5%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 3.87 g
Glucose: 0.73 g
Fructose: 1.67 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.36 g
Contains more Sucrose +19250%
Contains more Glucose +204.2%
Contains more Fructose +626.1%
Contains more Galactose +140%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Black pepper Onion powder
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Onion powder Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 63.92g Onion powder
Protein 10.39g 10.41g Onion powder
Fats 3.26g 1.04g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 79.12g Onion powder
Calories 251kcal 341kcal Onion powder
Fructose 0.23g 1.67g Onion powder
Sugar 0.64g 6.63g Black pepper
Fiber 25.3g 15.2g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 384mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 3.9mg Black pepper
Magnesium 171mg 113mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 158mg 322mg Onion powder
Potassium 1329mg 985mg Black pepper
Sodium 20mg 73mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.19mg 4.05mg Onion powder
Copper 1.33mg 0.59mg Black pepper
Manganese 12.753mg 1.3mg Black pepper
Selenium 4.9µg 14.3µg Onion powder
Vitamin A 547IU 0IU Black pepper
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 0µg Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04mg 0.27mg Black pepper
Vitamin C 0mg 23.4mg Onion powder
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.457mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.08mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 0.321mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0.732mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.718mg Onion powder
Folate 17µg 64µg Onion powder
Choline 11.3mg 39mg Onion powder
Vitamin K 163.7µg 4.1µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.06mg Onion powder
Threonine 0.244mg 0.14mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg 0.14mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg 0.22mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg 0.49mg Onion powder
Methionine 0.096mg 0.09mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg 0.28mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg 0.17mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg 0.16mg Onion powder
Saturated Fat 1.392g 0.219g Onion powder
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0.202g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0.31g Black pepper
Omega-3 - ALA 0.152g 0.015g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black pepper Onion powder
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
56%
Black pepper
39%
Onion powder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
297%
Black pepper
113%
Onion powder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.173g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion powder
Onion powder is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/nutrients
  2. Onion powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171327/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.