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Onion powder vs. Chili powder spice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Onion powder and Chili powder spice

  • Chili powder spice is higher than Onion powder in Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Chili powder spice covers your daily Vitamin E needs 252% more than Onion powder.
  • The amount of Sodium in Onion powder is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, onion powder and Spices, chili powder.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Iron +343.6%
Contains more Magnesium +31.9%
Contains more Potassium +98%
Contains more Copper +69.5%
Contains more Manganese +30.8%
Contains more Selenium +42.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 300
Equal in Zinc - 4.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 116% 147% 81% 138% 87% 10% 111% 197% 170% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 99% 649% 107% 129% 173% 374% 118% 334% 222% 112%
Contains more Calcium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Iron +343.6%
Contains more Magnesium +31.9%
Contains more Potassium +98%
Contains more Copper +69.5%
Contains more Manganese +30.8%
Contains more Selenium +42.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 300
Equal in Zinc - 4.3

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +3242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14025.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1075%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3513.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.6%
Contains more Choline +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2478%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 78% 115% 19% 7% 44% 166% 48% 0% 22% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1779% 763% 0% 3% 63% 217% 218% 54% 484% 22% 0% 37% 265%
Contains more Vitamin C +3242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14025.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1075%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3513.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.6%
Contains more Choline +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2478%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +59.2%
Contains more Protein +29.3%
Contains more Fats +1273.1%
Contains more Water +99.4%
Contains more Other +192.3%
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
13% 14% 50% 11% 12%
Protein: 13.46 g
Fats: 14.28 g
Carbs: 49.7 g
Water: 10.75 g
Other: 11.81 g
Contains more Carbs +59.2%
Contains more Protein +29.3%
Contains more Fats +1273.1%
Contains more Water +99.4%
Contains more Other +192.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1489.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2482.6%
30% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.219 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.202 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.31 g
18% 23% 59%
Saturated Fat: 2.462 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.006 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1489.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2482.6%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +409.2%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +193.2%
Contains more Fructose +156.9%
58% 11% 25% 5%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 3.87 g
Glucose: 0.73 g
Fructose: 1.67 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.36 g
11% 30% 60%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.76 g
Glucose: 2.14 g
Fructose: 4.29 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +409.2%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +193.2%
Contains more Fructose +156.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Onion powder Chili powder spice
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion powder Chili powder spice Opinion
Net carbs 63.92g 14.9g Onion powder
Protein 10.41g 13.46g Chili powder spice
Fats 1.04g 14.28g Chili powder spice
Carbs 79.12g 49.7g Onion powder
Calories 341kcal 282kcal Onion powder
Fructose 1.67g 4.29g Chili powder spice
Sugar 6.63g 7.19g Onion powder
Fiber 15.2g 34.8g Chili powder spice
Calcium 384mg 330mg Onion powder
Iron 3.9mg 17.3mg Chili powder spice
Magnesium 113mg 149mg Chili powder spice
Phosphorus 322mg 300mg Onion powder
Potassium 985mg 1950mg Chili powder spice
Sodium 73mg 2867mg Onion powder
Zinc 4.05mg 4.3mg Chili powder spice
Copper 0.59mg 1mg Chili powder spice
Manganese 1.3mg 1.7mg Chili powder spice
Selenium 14.3µg 20.4µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin A 0IU 29650IU Chili powder spice
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1483µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin E 0.27mg 38.14mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin C 23.4mg 0.7mg Onion powder
Vitamin B1 0.457mg 0.25mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.94mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B3 0.321mg 11.6mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B5 0.732mg 0.888mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B6 0.718mg 2.094mg Chili powder spice
Folate 64µg 28µg Onion powder
Choline 39mg 66.5mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin K 4.1µg 105.7µg Chili powder spice
Tryptophan 0.06mg 0.07mg Chili powder spice
Threonine 0.14mg 0.27mg Chili powder spice
Isoleucine 0.14mg 0.39mg Chili powder spice
Leucine 0.22mg 0.63mg Chili powder spice
Lysine 0.49mg 0.36mg Onion powder
Methionine 0.09mg 0.13mg Chili powder spice
Phenylalanine 0.28mg 0.37mg Chili powder spice
Valine 0.17mg 0.54mg Chili powder spice
Histidine 0.16mg 0.18mg Chili powder spice
Saturated Fat 0.219g 2.462g Onion powder
Monounsaturated Fat 0.202g 3.211g Chili powder spice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.31g 8.006g Chili powder spice
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0g 0.014g Chili powder spice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g 0.519g Chili powder spice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion powder Chili powder spice
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Onion powder
300%
Chili powder spice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
113%
Onion powder
231%
Chili powder spice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion powder
Onion powder contains less Sodium (difference - 2794mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.243g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice 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 ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Onion powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171327/nutrients
  2. Chili powder spice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171319/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.