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Collard Greens vs. Sweet onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Collard Greens and Sweet onion?

  • Sweet onion has less Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Vitamin C, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Choline, and Vitamin E than Collard Greens.
  • Collard Greens's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 339% higher.

We used Collards, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Onions, sweet, 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 +605%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Manganese +571.1%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Equal in Potassium - 119
Equal in Copper - 0.056
Equal in Selenium - 0.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 43% 15% 14% 11% 2% 7% 17% 67% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 7% 12% 11% 2% 4% 19% 10% 3%
Contains more Calcium +605%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Manganese +571.1%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Equal in Potassium - 119
Equal in Copper - 0.056
Equal in Selenium - 0.5

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 +759900%
Contains more Vitamin E +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +279.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.4%
Contains more Choline +598.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +135433.3%
Contains more Folate +43.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 456% 18% 0% 61% 10% 25% 11% 14% 30% 12% 0% 21% 1017%
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 +759900%
Contains more Vitamin E +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +279.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.4%
Contains more Choline +598.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +135433.3%
Contains more Folate +43.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +238.8%
Contains more Fats +800%
Contains more Other +124.2%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
Equal in Water - 91.24
3% 6% 90%
Protein: 2.71 g
Fats: 0.72 g
Carbs: 5.65 g
Water: 90.18 g
Other: 0.74 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 +238.8%
Contains more Fats +800%
Contains more Other +124.2%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
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.
Collard Greens Sweet onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Collard Greens Sweet onion Opinion
Net carbs 1.65g 6.65g Sweet onion
Protein 2.71g 0.8g Collard Greens
Fats 0.72g 0.08g Collard Greens
Carbs 5.65g 7.55g Sweet onion
Calories 33kcal 32kcal Collard Greens
Fructose 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 0.4g 5.02g Collard Greens
Fiber 4g 0.9g Collard Greens
Calcium 141mg 20mg Collard Greens
Iron 1.13mg 0.26mg Collard Greens
Magnesium 21mg 9mg Collard Greens
Phosphorus 32mg 27mg Collard Greens
Potassium 117mg 119mg Sweet onion
Sodium 15mg 8mg Sweet onion
Zinc 0.23mg 0.13mg Collard Greens
Copper 0.051mg 0.056mg Sweet onion
Manganese 0.51mg 0.076mg Collard Greens
Selenium 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin A 7600IU 1IU Collard Greens
Vitamin A RAE 380µg 0µg Collard Greens
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.02mg Collard Greens
Vitamin C 18.2mg 4.8mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.041mg Sweet onion
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.02mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B3 0.575mg 0.133mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B5 0.218mg 0.098mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B6 0.128mg 0.13mg Sweet onion
Folate 16µg 23µg Sweet onion
Choline 38.4mg 5.5mg Collard Greens
Vitamin K 406.6µg 0.3µg Collard Greens
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.009mg Collard Greens
Threonine 0.074mg 0.018mg Collard Greens
Isoleucine 0.086mg 0.014mg Collard Greens
Leucine 0.13mg 0.025mg Collard Greens
Lysine 0.101mg 0.033mg Collard Greens
Methionine 0.028mg 0.009mg Collard Greens
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.024mg Collard Greens
Valine 0.104mg 0.02mg Collard Greens
Histidine 0.04mg 0.011mg Collard Greens
Saturated Fat 0.047g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g Collard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.173g Collard Greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Collard Greens Sweet onion
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
129%
Collard Greens
7%
Sweet onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Collard Greens
8%
Sweet onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.62g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Collard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170407/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.