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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 2.2g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.12g 0.1g Garden asparagus
Carbs 3.88g 16.8g Shallot
Calories 20kcal 72kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 7.87g Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1g 3.2g Shallot
Calcium 24mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 2.14mg 1.2mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14mg 21mg Shallot
Phosphorus 52mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 202mg 334mg Shallot
Sodium 2mg 12mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.4mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.189mg 0.088mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 4IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg 0.04mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 8mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.06mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.02mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.2mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.29mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 52µg 34µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg 0.8µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.084mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.128mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.104mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.031mg 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine 0.115mg 0.11mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg 0.043mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.014g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.039g Garden asparagus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus Shallot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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 food.
Protein
13%
Garden asparagus
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
0%
Shallot

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 is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. 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.