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Onion vs Rutabagas - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Onion and Rutabagas?

  • Rutabagas are richer than Onion in Vitamin C.
  • Rutabagas' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 20% more.

We used Onions, raw and Rutabagas, raw types in this article.

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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 Copper +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +109.5%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +108.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 13% 27% 15% 11% 7% 23% 2%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +109.5%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +108.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2
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 84% 1% 6% 0% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 0% 1% 16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2

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
15
Rutabagas
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
14
Rutabagas

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
6%
Rutabagas
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
9%
Rutabagas
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Rutabagas

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

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is better in case of low diet
Onion Rutabagas
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 richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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 Rutabagas Opinion
Calories 40 37 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.08 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.16 Rutabagas
Vitamin C 7.4 25 Rutabagas
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 6.320000171661377 Onion
Carbs 9.34 8.62 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.44 Rutabagas
Calcium 23 43 Rutabagas
Potassium 146 305 Rutabagas
Magnesium 10 20 Rutabagas
Sugar 4.24 4.46 Onion
Fiber 1.7 2.3 Rutabagas
Copper 0.039 0.032 Onion
Zinc 0.17 0.24 Rutabagas
Starch 0 0.4 Rutabagas
Phosphorus 29 53 Rutabagas
Sodium 4 12 Onion
Vitamin A 2 2
Vitamin E 0.02 0.3 Rutabagas
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.09 Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.04 Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.7 Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.16 Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.1 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.3 Onion
Folate 19 21 Rutabagas
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.027 Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.025 Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.088 Rutabagas
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 1.61 Rutabagas

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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.