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Onion vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Onion and Carrot?

  • Onion has less Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Potassium than Carrot.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 93% higher.

We used Onions, raw and Carrots, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Onion
1
:
7
Carrot
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%

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
Onion
1
:
8
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Equal in Folate - 19
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Equal in Folate - 19

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Onion
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
13
Carrot

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 food.
Protein
7%
Onion
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
10%
Carrot
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Onion Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Onion Carrot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Carrot Opinion
Calories 40 41 Carrot
Protein 1.1 0.93 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 7.4 5.9 Onion
Carbs 9.34 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.3 Carrot
Calcium 23 33 Carrot
Potassium 146 320 Carrot
Magnesium 10 12 Carrot
Sugar 4.24 4.74 Onion
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.039 0.045 Carrot
Zinc 0.17 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 29 35 Carrot
Sodium 4 69 Onion
Vitamin A 2 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.02 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 13.2 Carrot
Folate 19 19
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.014 0.012 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.014 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.025 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.039 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.002 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.021 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.014 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 1.29 0.55 Onion

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/nutrients
  2. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.