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Garlic vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Garlic and Shallot

  • Garlic has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Selenium, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2, however Shallot has more Folate.
  • Garlic's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 68% more.
  • Garlic has 12 times more Selenium than Shallot. Garlic has 14.2µg of Selenium, while Shallot has 1.2µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Garlic, raw and Shallots, 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
Garlic
7
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Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +389.2%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +239.8%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +155%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +389.2%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +239.8%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +155%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%

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
Garlic
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +290%
Contains more Vitamin A +125%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +258%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Contains more Folate +1033.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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 C +290%
Contains more Vitamin A +125%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +258%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Contains more Folate +1033.3%

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
43
Garlic
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
17%
Shallot
Fats
2%
Garlic
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.
Garlic Shallot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garlic Shallot
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?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.072g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sugars (difference - 6.87g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic 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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (30)

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 Garlic Shallot Opinion
Calories 149 72 Garlic
Protein 6.36 2.5 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.1 Garlic
Vitamin C 31.2 8 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 16.8 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 1.2 Garlic
Calcium 181 37 Garlic
Potassium 401 334 Garlic
Magnesium 25 21 Garlic
Sugars 1 7.87 Garlic
Fiber 2.1 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.299 0.088 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.4 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 60 Garlic
Sodium 17 12 Shallot
Vitamin A 9 4 Garlic
Vitamin E 0.08 0.04 Garlic
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.06 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.02 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.29 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.345 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.8 Garlic
Folate 3 34 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.014 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.039 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066 0.028 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.098 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 0.106 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.149 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.125 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.027 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.081 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.11 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.043 Garlic
Fructose

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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.