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Onion vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Onion and Parsley different?

  • Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc than Onion.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Parsley is 1366% higher.

Onions, raw and Parsley, fresh 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
1
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Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +2852.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +279.5%
Contains more Zinc +529.4%
Contains more Copper +282.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +2852.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +279.5%
Contains more Zinc +529.4%
Contains more Copper +282.1%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +421100%
Contains more Vitamin E +3650%
Contains more Vitamin C +1697.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1031.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +225.2%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +409900%
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 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +421100%
Contains more Vitamin E +3650%
Contains more Vitamin C +1697.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1031.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +225.2%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +409900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 3.03g Onion
Protein 1.1g 2.97g Parsley
Fats 0.1g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 9.34g 6.33g Onion
Calories 40kcal 36kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 0.85g Parsley
Fiber 1.7g 3.3g Parsley
Calcium 23mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 0.21mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 10mg 50mg Parsley
Phosphorus 29mg 58mg Parsley
Potassium 146mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 4mg 56mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 1.07mg Parsley
Copper 0.039mg 0.149mg Parsley
Vitamin A 2IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.75mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.098mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 1.313mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.09mg Onion
Folate 19µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.021mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine 0.025mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.039mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.002mg 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.021mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.014mg 0.061mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.132g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.124g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Parsley
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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
6%
Parsley
Fats
0%
Onion
4%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.39g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.