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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
Contains less Sodium -65.2%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
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 A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 0.87g 4.74g Scallion
Protein 2.13g 1.83g Coriander
Fats 0.52g 0.19g Coriander
Carbs 3.67g 7.34g Scallion
Calories 23kcal 32kcal Scallion
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.87g 2.33g Coriander
Fiber 2.8g 2.6g Coriander
Calcium 67mg 72mg Scallion
Iron 1.77mg 1.48mg Coriander
Magnesium 26mg 20mg Coriander
Phosphorus 48mg 37mg Coriander
Potassium 521mg 276mg Coriander
Sodium 46mg 16mg Scallion
Zinc 0.5mg 0.39mg Coriander
Copper 0.225mg 0.083mg Coriander
Vitamin A 6748IU 997IU Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5mg 0.55mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 18.8mg Coriander
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.055mg Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.08mg Coriander
Vitamin B3 1.114mg 0.525mg Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.57mg 0.075mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149mg 0.061mg Coriander
Folate 62µg 64µg Scallion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 310µg 207µg Coriander
Tryptophan mg 0.02mg Scallion
Threonine mg 0.072mg Scallion
Isoleucine mg 0.077mg Scallion
Leucine mg 0.109mg Scallion
Lysine mg 0.091mg Scallion
Methionine mg 0.02mg Scallion
Phenylalanine mg 0.059mg Scallion
Valine mg 0.081mg Scallion
Histidine mg 0.032mg Scallion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.014g 0.032g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 0.027g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.074g Scallion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coriander Scallion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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

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)

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.