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Burdock root vs. Onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Burdock root and Onion?

  • Onion has less Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, and Fiber than Burdock root.
  • Burdock root has 4 times more Iron than Onion. Burdock root has 0.8mg of Iron, while Onion has 0.21mg.

We used Burdock root, raw and Onions, raw 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 +78.3%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +280%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +111%
Contains more Zinc +94.1%
Contains more Copper +97.4%
Contains more Manganese +79.8%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 28% 22% 28% 1% 10% 26% 31% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14% 17% 3%
Contains more Calcium +78.3%
Contains more Iron +281%
Contains more Magnesium +280%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +111%
Contains more Zinc +94.1%
Contains more Copper +97.4%
Contains more Manganese +79.8%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Contains more Choline +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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% 8% 0% 10% 3% 7% 6% 20% 56% 18% 0% 7% 4%
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% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Contains more Choline +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +39.1%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +85.7%
Contains more Other +154.3%
Contains more Water +11.3%
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 9.34 g
Water: 89.11 g
Other: 0.35 g
Contains more Protein +39.1%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +85.7%
Contains more Other +154.3%
Contains more Water +11.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +184.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +247.1%
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +184.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +247.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Burdock root Onion Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 7.64g Burdock root
Protein 1.53g 1.1g Burdock root
Fats 0.15g 0.1g Burdock root
Carbs 17.34g 9.34g Burdock root
Calories 72kcal 40kcal Burdock root
Fructose 1.29g Onion
Sugar 2.9g 4.24g Burdock root
Fiber 3.3g 1.7g Burdock root
Calcium 41mg 23mg Burdock root
Iron 0.8mg 0.21mg Burdock root
Magnesium 38mg 10mg Burdock root
Phosphorus 51mg 29mg Burdock root
Potassium 308mg 146mg Burdock root
Sodium 5mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.33mg 0.17mg Burdock root
Copper 0.077mg 0.039mg Burdock root
Manganese 0.232mg 0.129mg Burdock root
Selenium 0.7µg 0.5µg Burdock root
Vitamin A 0IU 2IU Onion
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.02mg Burdock root
Vitamin C 3mg 7.4mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.027mg Burdock root
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.116mg Burdock root
Vitamin B5 0.321mg 0.123mg Burdock root
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.12mg Burdock root
Folate 23µg 19µg Burdock root
Choline 11.7mg 6.1mg Burdock root
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.4µg Burdock root
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.026mg 0.021mg Burdock root
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.014mg Burdock root
Leucine 0.032mg 0.025mg Burdock root
Lysine 0.067mg 0.039mg Burdock root
Methionine 0.009mg 0.002mg Burdock root
Phenylalanine 0.033mg 0.025mg Burdock root
Valine 0.033mg 0.021mg Burdock root
Histidine 0.031mg 0.014mg Burdock root
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.042g Burdock root
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.013g Burdock root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.017g Burdock root

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Burdock root 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
10%
Burdock root
8%
Onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Burdock root
8%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Burdock root
Burdock root is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Burdock root
Burdock root is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Burdock root
Burdock root is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Burdock root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169974/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.