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Coriander vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Coriander and Scallion?

  • Scallion has less Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Copper, Vitamin E , Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2 than Coriander.
  • Coriander's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 86% higher.
  • Coriander has 8 times more Vitamin B5 than Scallion. Coriander has 0.57mg of Vitamin B5, while Scallion has 0.075mg.

We used Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -65.2%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 67% 21% 46% 19% 75% 14% 21% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -65.2%
Equal in Calcium - 72

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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Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.8%
Equal in Folate - 64
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 90% 405% 50% 0% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 0% 776% 47%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.8%
Equal in Folate - 64

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
126
Coriander
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
33
Coriander
21
Scallion

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
13%
Coriander
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
4%
Coriander
7%
Scallion
Fats
2%
Coriander
1%
Scallion

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.
Coriander Scallion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Coriander Scallion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.46g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Coriander
Coriander is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coriander
Coriander 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 (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Scallion Opinion
Calories 23 32 Scallion
Protein 2.13 1.83 Coriander
Fats 0.52 0.19 Coriander
Vitamin C 27 18.8 Coriander
Carbs 3.67 7.34 Scallion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.77 1.48 Coriander
Calcium 67 72 Scallion
Potassium 521 276 Coriander
Magnesium 26 20 Coriander
Sugar 0.87 2.33 Coriander
Fiber 2.8 2.6 Coriander
Copper 0.225 0.083 Coriander
Zinc 0.5 0.39 Coriander
Starch
Phosphorus 48 37 Coriander
Sodium 46 16 Scallion
Vitamin A 6748 997 Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5 0.55 Coriander
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.055 Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.162 0.08 Coriander
Vitamin B3 1.114 0.525 Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.57 0.075 Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149 0.061 Coriander
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 310 207 Coriander
Folate 62 64 Scallion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.014 0.032 Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275 0.027 Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 0.074 Scallion
Tryptophan 0.02 Scallion
Threonine 0.072 Scallion
Isoleucine 0.077 Scallion
Leucine 0.109 Scallion
Lysine 0.091 Scallion
Methionine 0.02 Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059 Scallion
Valine 0.081 Scallion
Histidine 0.032 Scallion
Fructose

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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/nutrients
  2. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.