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Garden asparagus vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garden asparagus and Shallot different?

  • Garden asparagus is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E and Vitamin B1, while Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6 and Manganese.
  • Garden asparagus covers your daily need of Vitamin K 34% more than Shallot.
  • Garden asparagus contains 28 times more Vitamin E than Shallot. Garden asparagus contains 1.13mg of Vitamin E , while Shallot contains 0.04mg.

Asparagus, raw and Shallots, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +78.3%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Iron +78.3%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%

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 +18800%
Contains more Vitamin E +2725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +605%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389%
Contains more Vitamin K +5100%
Contains more Folate +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin A +18800%
Contains more Vitamin E +2725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +605%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389%
Contains more Vitamin K +5100%
Contains more Folate +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29

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
29
Garden asparagus
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
21
Shallot

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%
Garden asparagus
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
0%
Shallot

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.
Garden asparagus Shallot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus Shallot
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $3.7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sugars (difference - 5.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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 richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Garden asparagus Shallot Opinion
Calories 20 72 Shallot
Protein 2.2 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.12 0.1 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 5.6 8 Shallot
Carbs 3.88 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 1.2 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 37 Shallot
Potassium 202 334 Shallot
Magnesium 14 21 Shallot
Sugars 1.88 7.87 Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.189 0.088 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.4 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 52 60 Shallot
Sodium 2 12 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756 4 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13 0.04 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.06 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.02 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 0.8 Garden asparagus
Folate 52 34 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.014 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.039 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.084 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.075 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.128 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.104 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.031 0.027 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.115 0.11 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 0.043 Garden asparagus
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/nutrients
  2. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.