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Onion vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Radish

  • Onion contains less Vitamin C than Radish.
  • Radish contains 2 times less Sugar than Onion. Onion contains 4.24g of Sugar, while Radish contains 1.86g.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, raw and Radishes, 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
Onion
2
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5
Radish
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Potassium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Potassium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
3
:
7
Radish
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%
Contains more Folate +31.6%

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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
11
Radish

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
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
3%
Radish
Fats
0%
Onion
0%
Radish

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

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Onion Radish
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
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 - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Radish Opinion
Calories 40 16 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.68 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 7.4 14.8 Radish
Carbs 9.34 3.4 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.34 Radish
Calcium 23 25 Radish
Potassium 146 233 Radish
Magnesium 10 10
Sugar 4.24 1.86 Radish
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.05 Radish
Zinc 0.17 0.28 Radish
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 20 Onion
Sodium 4 39 Onion
Vitamin A 2 7 Radish
Vitamin E 0.02 0 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.012 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.039 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.254 Radish
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.165 Radish
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.071 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 1.3 Radish
Folate 19 25 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.032 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.048 Radish
Tryptophan 0.014 0.009 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.023 Radish
Isoleucine 0.014 0.02 Radish
Leucine 0.025 0.031 Radish
Lysine 0.039 0.033 Onion
Methionine 0.002 0.01 Radish
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.036 Radish
Valine 0.021 0.035 Radish
Histidine 0.014 0.013 Onion
Fructose 1.29 0.71 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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.