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Onion powder vs. Paprika — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Onion powder and Paprika

  • Paprika is richer than Onion powder in Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Paprika is 274% higher.

Food types used in this article are Spices, onion powder and Spices, paprika.

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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 +67.7%
Contains more Selenium +127%
Contains more Iron +442.1%
Contains more Magnesium +57.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.5%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Manganese +22.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 314
Equal in Sodium - 68
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
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 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238% 208% 35%
Contains more Calcium +67.7%
Contains more Selenium +127%
Contains more Iron +442.1%
Contains more Magnesium +57.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.5%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Manganese +22.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 314
Equal in Sodium - 68
Equal in Zinc - 4.33

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 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +10677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3034%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Choline +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1858.5%
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 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 29% 201%
Contains more Vitamin C +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +10677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3034%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Choline +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1858.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +46.5%
Contains more Protein +35.8%
Contains more Fats +1139.4%
Contains more Water +108.5%
Contains more Other +91.6%
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
14% 13% 54% 11% 8%
Protein: 14.14 g
Fats: 12.89 g
Carbs: 53.99 g
Water: 11.24 g
Other: 7.74 g
Contains more Carbs +46.5%
Contains more Protein +35.8%
Contains more Fats +1139.4%
Contains more Water +108.5%
Contains more Other +91.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +739.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2405.2%
30% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.219 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.202 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.31 g
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 2.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.695 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.766 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +739.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2405.2%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +377.8%
Contains more Galactose +89.5%
Contains more Glucose +260.3%
Contains more Fructose +301.8%
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
8% 25% 65% 2%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.81 g
Glucose: 2.63 g
Fructose: 6.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.19 g
Contains more Sucrose +377.8%
Contains more Galactose +89.5%
Contains more Glucose +260.3%
Contains more Fructose +301.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion powder Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 63.92g 19.09g Onion powder
Protein 10.41g 14.14g Paprika
Fats 1.04g 12.89g Paprika
Carbs 79.12g 53.99g Onion powder
Calories 341kcal 282kcal Onion powder
Fructose 1.67g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar 6.63g 10.34g Onion powder
Fiber 15.2g 34.9g Paprika
Calcium 384mg 229mg Onion powder
Iron 3.9mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 113mg 178mg Paprika
Phosphorus 322mg 314mg Onion powder
Potassium 985mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 73mg 68mg Paprika
Zinc 4.05mg 4.33mg Paprika
Copper 0.59mg 0.713mg Paprika
Manganese 1.3mg 1.59mg Paprika
Selenium 14.3µg 6.3µg Onion powder
Vitamin A 0IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2463µg Paprika
Vitamin E 0.27mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin C 23.4mg 0.9mg Onion powder
Vitamin B1 0.457mg 0.33mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 0.321mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.732mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.718mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 64µg 49µg Onion powder
Choline 39mg 51.5mg Paprika
Vitamin K 4.1µg 80.3µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.06mg 0.07mg Paprika
Threonine 0.14mg 0.49mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.14mg 0.57mg Paprika
Leucine 0.22mg 0.92mg Paprika
Lysine 0.49mg 0.69mg Paprika
Methionine 0.09mg 0.2mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.28mg 0.61mg Paprika
Valine 0.17mg 0.75mg Paprika
Histidine 0.16mg 0.25mg Paprika
Saturated Fat 0.219g 2.14g Onion powder
Monounsaturated Fat 0.202g 1.695g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.31g 7.766g Paprika
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g 0.453g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
385%
Paprika
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
113%
Onion powder
193%
Paprika

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.921g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion powder
Onion powder is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.