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Chicory vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicory and Sweet onion

  • Chicory has more Fiber, however, Sweet onion is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Sweet onion contains 2 times less Potassium than Chicory. Chicory contains 211mg of Potassium, while Sweet onion contains 119mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicory, witloof, raw and Onions, sweet, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +31.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Equal in Copper - 0.056
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +31.6%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Equal in Copper - 0.056

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 +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48%
Contains more Folate +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +209.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 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 1% 1% 0% 16% 11% 5% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48%
Contains more Folate +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +209.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.5%
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +88.8%
Equal in Water - 91.24
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.08 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.24 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +12.5%
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +88.8%
Equal in Water - 91.24

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 0.9g 0.8g Chicory
Fats 0.1g 0.08g Chicory
Carbs 4g 7.55g Sweet onion
Calories 17kcal 32kcal Sweet onion
Fructose 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 5.02g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 0.9g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 20mg Sweet onion
Iron 0.24mg 0.26mg Sweet onion
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Chicory
Phosphorus 26mg 27mg Sweet onion
Potassium 211mg 119mg Chicory
Sodium 2mg 8mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.13mg Chicory
Copper 0.051mg 0.056mg Sweet onion
Manganese 0.1mg 0.076mg Chicory
Selenium 0.2µg 0.5µg Sweet onion
Vitamin A 29IU 1IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin E 0.02mg Sweet onion
Vitamin C 2.8mg 4.8mg Sweet onion
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.041mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.02mg Chicory
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.133mg Chicory
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.098mg Chicory
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.13mg Sweet onion
Folate 37µg 23µg Chicory
Choline 5.5mg Sweet onion
Vitamin K 0.3µg Sweet onion
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.009mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg 0.018mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.014mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg 0.025mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg 0.033mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg 0.009mg Sweet onion
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.024mg Sweet onion
Valine 0.041mg 0.02mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg 0.011mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Chicory
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicory Sweet 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
6%
Chicory
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/nutrients
  2. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/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.