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Onion vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Jalapeño

  • Onion contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 124% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +17.9%

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 B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +249.2%
Contains more Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%
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 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +249.2%
Contains more Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 3.7g Onion
Protein 1.1g 0.91g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 9.34g 6.5g Onion
Calories 40kcal 29kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.24g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 23mg 12mg Onion
Iron 0.21mg 0.25mg Jalapeño
Magnesium 10mg 15mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 29mg 26mg Onion
Potassium 146mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 4mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.17mg 0.14mg Onion
Copper 0.039mg 0.046mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 2IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.02mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.04mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 19µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.014mg mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg mg Onion
Isoleucine 0.014mg mg Onion
Leucine 0.025mg mg Onion
Lysine 0.039mg mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025mg mg Onion
Valine 0.021mg mg Onion
Histidine 0.014mg mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.092g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.112g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Onion Jalapeño
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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
0%
Onion
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
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 - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño 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 is richer in minerals?
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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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.