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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 RAE, 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 Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
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% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +230.8%

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 A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
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 Folate +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
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 Folate +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 7.31g Onion
Protein 1.1g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.1g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 9.34g 8.81g Onion
Calories 40kcal 40kcal
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 5.3g Onion
Fiber 1.7g 1.5g Onion
Calcium 23mg 14mg Onion
Iron 0.21mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 10mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 29mg 43mg Chili pepper
Potassium 146mg 322mg Chili pepper
Sodium 4mg 9mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.26mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.039mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 2IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.201mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 19µg 23µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 14µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.021mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.025mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.039mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.002mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.021mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.014mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.042g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.239g Chili pepper

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Onion Chili pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
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

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)

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.