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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 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 Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
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 Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Folate +42.1%
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 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
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 Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Folate +42.1%

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
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 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

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Onion Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 40 29 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.91 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.37 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 7.4 118.6 Jalapeño
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 3.700000047683716 Onion
Carbs 9.34 6.5 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.25 Jalapeño
Calcium 23 12 Onion
Potassium 146 248 Jalapeño
Magnesium 10 15 Jalapeño
Sugar 4.24 4.12 Jalapeño
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Jalapeño
Copper 0.039 0.046 Jalapeño
Zinc 0.17 0.14 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 26 Onion
Sodium 4 3 Jalapeño
Vitamin A 2 1078 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.02 3.58 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.04 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.07 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.116 1.28 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.315 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.419 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 18.5 Jalapeño
Folate 19 27 Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.092 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.029 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.112 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 1.29 2.63 Jalapeño

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.