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Onion vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Chili pepper

  • Onion contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, and Potassium than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 151% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +972.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +972.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +21.1%

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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
20
Chili pepper

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%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
0%
Onion
2%
Chili pepper

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

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Onion Chili pepper
Low Calories diet Equal
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 - 1.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.042 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 40 40
Protein 1.1 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.1 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 7.4 143.7 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 7.309999942779541 Onion
Carbs 9.34 8.81 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 23 14 Onion
Potassium 146 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 10 23 Chili pepper
Sugar 4.24 5.3 Onion
Fiber 1.7 1.5 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.17 0.26 Chili pepper
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 4 9 Onion
Vitamin A 2 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.02 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.116 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.201 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 14 Chili pepper
Folate 19 23 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.042
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.014 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.021 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.014 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.025 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.002 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.021 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.014 0.041 Chili pepper
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 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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.