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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Onion
3
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6
Radish
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Manganese +87%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Potassium +59.6%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14% 17% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17% 10% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Manganese +87%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Potassium +59.6%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Selenium +20%
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" charts 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 A +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%
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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +225%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Onion
2
:
2
Radish
Contains more Protein +61.8%
Contains more Carbs +174.7%
Contains more Other +57.1%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 95.27
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 9.34 g
Water: 89.11 g
Other: 0.35 g
3% 95%
Protein: 0.68 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 3.4 g
Water: 95.27 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +61.8%
Contains more Carbs +174.7%
Contains more Other +57.1%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 95.27

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Onion
0
:
3
Radish
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.4%
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.048 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Onion
3
:
0
Radish
Contains more Sucrose +890%
Contains more Glucose +87.6%
Contains more Fructose +81.7%
23% 46% 30%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.99 g
Glucose: 1.97 g
Fructose: 1.29 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
5% 56% 38%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.1 g
Glucose: 1.05 g
Fructose: 0.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +890%
Contains more Glucose +87.6%
Contains more Fructose +81.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Radish Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 1.8g Onion
Protein 1.1g 0.68g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 9.34g 3.4g Onion
Calories 40kcal 16kcal Onion
Fructose 1.29g 0.71g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 1.86g Radish
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Onion
Calcium 23mg 25mg Radish
Iron 0.21mg 0.34mg Radish
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 29mg 20mg Onion
Potassium 146mg 233mg Radish
Sodium 4mg 39mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.28mg Radish
Copper 0.039mg 0.05mg Radish
Manganese 0.129mg 0.069mg Onion
Selenium 0.5µg 0.6µg Radish
Vitamin A 2IU 7IU Radish
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0mg Onion
Vitamin C 7.4mg 14.8mg Radish
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.012mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.039mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.254mg Radish
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.165mg Radish
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.071mg Onion
Folate 19µg 25µg Radish
Vitamin K 0.4µg 1.3µg Radish
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.009mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg 0.023mg Radish
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.02mg Radish
Leucine 0.025mg 0.031mg Radish
Lysine 0.039mg 0.033mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg 0.01mg Radish
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.036mg Radish
Valine 0.021mg 0.035mg Radish
Histidine 0.014mg 0.013mg Onion
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.017g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.048g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion Radish
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Onion
10%
Radish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Onion
10%
Radish

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)

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.