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Brussels sprout vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brussels sprout and Onion

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin E in Brussels sprout is higher than in Onion.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily Vitamin K needs 147% more than Onion.
  • Onion has 44 times less Vitamin E than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout has 0.88mg of Vitamin E , while Onion has 0.02mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Brussels sprouts, raw and Onions, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Calcium +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +166.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +79.5%
Contains more Zinc +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Calcium +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +166.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +79.5%
Contains more Zinc +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%

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 +1048.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +37600%
Contains more Vitamin E +4300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +202.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +542.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +44150%
Contains more Folate +221.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 +1048.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +37600%
Contains more Vitamin E +4300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +202.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +542.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +44150%
Contains more Folate +221.1%

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
81
Brussels sprout
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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%
Brussels sprout
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Brussels sprout 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 - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.04g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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 Brussels sprout Onion Opinion
Calories 43 40 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 1.1 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.1 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 7.4 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 8.95 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.21 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 23 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 146 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 10 Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2 4.24 Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8 1.7 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.039 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.17 Brussels sprout
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 69 29 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 4 Onion
Vitamin A 754 2 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 0.02 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.046 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.027 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.116 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.123 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.12 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 0.4 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 19 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.013 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.017 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.014 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.021 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.014 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.025 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.039 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.002 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.025 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.021 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.014 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.