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

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 E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
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 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% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Rutabagas Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 6.32g Onion
Protein 1.1g 1.08g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.16g Rutabagas
Carbs 9.34g 8.62g Onion
Calories 40kcal 37kcal Onion
Starch 0g 0.4g Rutabagas
Fructose 1.29g 1.61g Rutabagas
Sugar 4.24g 4.46g Onion
Fiber 1.7g 2.3g Rutabagas
Calcium 23mg 43mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.21mg 0.44mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 29mg 53mg Rutabagas
Potassium 146mg 305mg Rutabagas
Sodium 4mg 12mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.24mg Rutabagas
Copper 0.039mg 0.032mg Onion
Vitamin A 2IU 2IU
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.3mg Rutabagas
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 25mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.09mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.04mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.7mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.16mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.1mg Onion
Folate 19µg 21µg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.3µg Onion
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 0.027g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.025g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.088g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Rutabagas
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
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

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)

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.