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Drumstick tree vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Drumstick tree and Onion

  • Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Fiber and Manganese than Onion.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 148% more.
  • Drumstick tree contains 6 times more Vitamin B5 than Onion. Drumstick tree contains 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, while Onion contains 0.123mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Drumstick pods, raw and Onions, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Onion
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +164.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +164.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +1805.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.5%
Contains more Folate +131.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1805.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.5%
Contains more Folate +131.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Drumstick tree
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
8
Onion

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 the food
Protein
13%
Drumstick tree
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
0%
Onion

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Drumstick tree Onion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Drumstick tree Onion Opinion
Calories 37 40 Onion
Protein 2.1 1.1 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.1 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 141 7.4 Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.21 Drumstick tree
Calcium 30 23 Drumstick tree
Potassium 461 146 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 10 Drumstick tree
Sugars 4.24 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 1.7 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084 0.039 Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45 0.17 Drumstick tree
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 50 29 Drumstick tree
Sodium 42 4 Onion
Vitamin A 74 2 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.046 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.027 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.116 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.123 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.12
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folate 44 19 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.042 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.013 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.017 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 1.29 Onion

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.