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Onion powder vs. Ground ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Onion powder and Ground ginger?

  • Onion powder is higher in Vitamin B1, Calcium, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Folate, yet Ground ginger is higher in Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Ground ginger's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1391% more.
  • Onion powder has 33 times more Vitamin C than Ground ginger. While Onion powder has 23.4mg of Vitamin C, Ground ginger has only 0.7mg.

We used Spices, onion powder and Spices, ginger, ground types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +236.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Iron +407.7%
Contains more Magnesium +89.4%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Manganese +2461.5%
Contains more Selenium +290.2%
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 35% 743% 153% 72% 117% 4% 100% 160% 4344% 305%
Contains more Calcium +236.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Iron +407.7%
Contains more Magnesium +89.4%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Manganese +2461.5%
Contains more Selenium +290.2%

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 E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +893.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +392.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2896.9%
Equal in Choline - 41.2
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 2% 0% 0% 3% 12% 40% 181% 29% 145% 10% 0% 23% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +893.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +392.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2896.9%
Equal in Choline - 41.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Carbs +10.5%
Contains more Fats +307.7%
Contains more Water +84.4%
Contains more Other +29.2%
Equal in Carbs - 71.62
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
9% 4% 72% 10% 5%
Protein: 8.98 g
Fats: 4.24 g
Carbs: 71.62 g
Water: 9.94 g
Other: 5.22 g
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Carbs +10.5%
Contains more Fats +307.7%
Contains more Water +84.4%
Contains more Other +29.2%
Equal in Carbs - 71.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +137.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +199.7%
30% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.219 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.202 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.31 g
65% 12% 23%
Saturated Fat: 2.599 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.479 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.929 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +137.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +199.7%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +1835%
Contains more Galactose +89.5%
Contains more Glucose +67.1%
Equal in Fructose - 1.78
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
6% 36% 53% 6%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.2 g
Glucose: 1.22 g
Fructose: 1.78 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.19 g
Contains more Sucrose +1835%
Contains more Galactose +89.5%
Contains more Glucose +67.1%
Equal in Fructose - 1.78

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 Ground ginger
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion powder Ground ginger Opinion
Net carbs 63.92g 57.52g Onion powder
Protein 10.41g 8.98g Onion powder
Fats 1.04g 4.24g Ground ginger
Carbs 79.12g 71.62g Onion powder
Calories 341kcal 335kcal Onion powder
Fructose 1.67g 1.78g Ground ginger
Sugar 6.63g 3.39g Ground ginger
Fiber 15.2g 14.1g Onion powder
Calcium 384mg 114mg Onion powder
Iron 3.9mg 19.8mg Ground ginger
Magnesium 113mg 214mg Ground ginger
Phosphorus 322mg 168mg Onion powder
Potassium 985mg 1320mg Ground ginger
Sodium 73mg 27mg Ground ginger
Zinc 4.05mg 3.64mg Onion powder
Copper 0.59mg 0.48mg Onion powder
Manganese 1.3mg 33.3mg Ground ginger
Selenium 14.3µg 55.8µg Ground ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 30IU Ground ginger
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Ground ginger
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0mg Onion powder
Vitamin C 23.4mg 0.7mg Onion powder
Vitamin B1 0.457mg 0.046mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.17mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B3 0.321mg 9.62mg Ground ginger
Vitamin B5 0.732mg 0.477mg Onion powder
Vitamin B6 0.718mg 0.626mg Onion powder
Folate 64µg 13µg Onion powder
Choline 39mg 41.2mg Ground ginger
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.8µg Onion powder
Tryptophan 0.06mg 0.152mg Ground ginger
Threonine 0.14mg 0.289mg Ground ginger
Isoleucine 0.14mg 0.341mg Ground ginger
Leucine 0.22mg 0.513mg Ground ginger
Lysine 0.49mg 0.241mg Onion powder
Methionine 0.09mg 0.089mg Onion powder
Phenylalanine 0.28mg 0.311mg Ground ginger
Valine 0.17mg 0.411mg Ground ginger
Histidine 0.16mg 0.199mg Ground ginger
Saturated Fat 0.219g 2.599g Onion powder
Monounsaturated Fat 0.202g 0.479g Ground ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.31g 0.929g Ground ginger
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g 0.223g Ground ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion powder Ground ginger
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
34%
Ground ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
113%
Onion powder
603%
Ground ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground ginger
Ground ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
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 ($)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Ground ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170926/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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