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Onion vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Onion and Pea?

  • Onion has less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Folate, and Phosphorus than Pea.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 36% higher.

We used Onions, raw and Peas, green, 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
Pea
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains more Potassium +67.1%
Contains more Zinc +629.4%
Contains more Copper +351.3%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains more Potassium +67.1%
Contains more Zinc +629.4%
Contains more Copper +351.3%
Equal in Calcium - 25

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
:
9
Pea
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +478.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1701.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +6100%
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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +478.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1701.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +6100%

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 Pea
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Pea Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 8.75g Pea
Protein 1.1g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.1g 0.4g Pea
Carbs 9.34g 14.45g Pea
Calories 40kcal 81kcal Pea
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g 0.39g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 5.67g Onion
Fiber 1.7g 5.7g Pea
Calcium 23mg 25mg Pea
Iron 0.21mg 1.47mg Pea
Magnesium 10mg 33mg Pea
Phosphorus 29mg 108mg Pea
Potassium 146mg 244mg Pea
Sodium 4mg 5mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 1.24mg Pea
Copper 0.039mg 0.176mg Pea
Vitamin A 2IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.13mg Pea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.104mg Onion
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.169mg Pea
Folate 19µg 65µg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.021mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.025mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.039mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.002mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.021mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.014mg 0.107mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.071g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.187g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
14%
Pea
Fats
0%
Onion
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.