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Onion vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Onion and Drumstick tree

  • Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Fiber and Manganese than Onion.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 148% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Onions, raw and Drumstick pods, raw.

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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
:
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +164.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +164.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.4%

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1805.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.5%
Contains more Folate +131.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
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 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +1805.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.5%
Contains more Folate +131.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Onion
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
20
Drumstick tree

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 the food
Protein
7%
Onion
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Drumstick tree
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 contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree 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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Onion Drumstick tree Opinion
Calories 40 37 Onion
Protein 1.1 2.1 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.1 0.2 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 7.4 141 Drumstick tree
Carbs 9.34 8.53 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.36 Drumstick tree
Calcium 23 30 Drumstick tree
Potassium 146 461 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 10 45 Drumstick tree
Sugars 4.24 Drumstick tree
Fiber 1.7 3.2 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.039 0.084 Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.17 0.45 Drumstick tree
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 50 Drumstick tree
Sodium 4 42 Onion
Vitamin A 2 74 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.053 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.074 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.62 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.794 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.12
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folate 19 44 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.033 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.102 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.003 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 1.29 Onion

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.