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Onion powder vs. Taco seasoning — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Onion powder and Taco seasoning different?

  • Taco seasoning has more Iron, Vitamin C, and Fiber than Onion powder.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Taco seasoning is 348% higher.
  • Onion powder has less Sugar.

Spices, onion powder and PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
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 0% 254% 0% 0% 0% 1053% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Iron +73.1%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%
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 563% 0% 0% 150% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +40.6%
Contains more Other +840.8%
Equal in Water - 5.7
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +40.6%
Contains more Other +840.8%
Equal in Water - 5.7

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 Taco seasoning
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Taco seasoning Opinion
Net carbs 63.92g 37.49g Onion powder
Protein 10.41g 0g Onion powder
Fats 1.04g 0g Onion powder
Carbs 79.12g 56.29g Onion powder
Calories 341kcal 188kcal Onion powder
Fructose 1.67g Onion powder
Sugar 6.63g 18.76g Onion powder
Fiber 15.2g 18.8g Taco seasoning
Calcium 384mg Onion powder
Iron 3.9mg 6.75mg Taco seasoning
Magnesium 113mg Onion powder
Phosphorus 322mg Onion powder
Potassium 985mg Onion powder
Sodium 73mg 8068mg Onion powder
Zinc 4.05mg Onion powder
Copper 0.59mg Onion powder
Manganese 1.3mg Onion powder
Selenium 14.3µg Onion powder
Vitamin A 0IU 9381IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin E 0.27mg Onion powder
Vitamin C 23.4mg 45mg Taco seasoning
Vitamin B1 0.457mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.08mg Onion powder
Vitamin B3 0.321mg Onion powder
Vitamin B5 0.732mg Onion powder
Vitamin B6 0.718mg Onion powder
Folate 64µg Onion powder
Choline 39mg Onion powder
Vitamin K 4.1µg Onion powder
Tryptophan 0.06mg Onion powder
Threonine 0.14mg Onion powder
Isoleucine 0.14mg Onion powder
Leucine 0.22mg Onion powder
Lysine 0.49mg Onion powder
Methionine 0.09mg Onion powder
Phenylalanine 0.28mg Onion powder
Valine 0.17mg Onion powder
Histidine 0.16mg Onion powder
Saturated Fat 0.219g 0g Taco seasoning
Monounsaturated Fat 0.202g Onion powder
Polyunsaturated fat 0.31g Onion powder
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g Onion powder

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion powder Taco seasoning
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
55%
Taco seasoning
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
113%
Onion powder
131%
Taco seasoning

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion powder
Onion powder contains less Sodium (difference - 7995mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Onion powder
Onion powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Onion powder
Onion powder 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

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.