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Onion vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Onion and Ginger different?

  • Ginger is higher than Onion in Copper, Potassium, and Magnesium.
  • Ginger covers your daily need of Copper 21% more than Onion.
  • Onion contains 2 times more Sugar than Ginger. Onion contains 4.24g of Sugar, while Ginger contains 1.7g.

Onions, raw and Ginger root, raw types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
2
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6
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +184.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +479.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +184.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +479.5%

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
5
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5
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +48%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +546.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +48%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +546.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%

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 Ginger
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.1g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.1g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 9.34g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 40kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1.7g 2g Ginger
Calcium 23mg 16mg Onion
Iron 0.21mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 10mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 29mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 146mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 4mg 13mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.039mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Onion
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 5mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.025mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 19µg 11µg Onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Onion
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.012mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.025mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.039mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.002mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.021mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.014mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.203g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion Ginger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Onion
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.161g)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.54g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.