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Onion vs. Vegetable — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Onion and Vegetable?

  • Onion has less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B2 than Vegetable.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 24% higher.

We used Onions, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt types in this comparison.

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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.
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains more Manganese +193.8%
Equal in Calcium - 25
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% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28% 50% 2%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +112.8%
Contains more Manganese +193.8%
Equal in Calcium - 25

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213750%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +633.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Choline +295.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +5775%
Equal in Folate - 19
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 14% 59%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213750%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +633.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Choline +295.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +5775%
Equal in Folate - 19

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +160%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +40.1%
Contains more Other +91.4%
Equal in Water - 83.23
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 9.34 g
Water: 89.11 g
Other: 0.35 g
3% 13% 83%
Protein: 2.86 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 13.09 g
Water: 83.23 g
Other: 0.67 g
Contains more Protein +160%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +40.1%
Contains more Other +91.4%
Equal in Water - 83.23

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +323.5%
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
27% 9% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.031 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.072 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +323.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Onion Vegetable
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 Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 1.1g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.1g 0.15g Vegetable
Carbs 9.34g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 40kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Fructose 1.29g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 3.12g Vegetable
Fiber 1.7g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 23mg 25mg Vegetable
Iron 0.21mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 10mg 22mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 29mg 51mg Vegetable
Potassium 146mg 169mg Vegetable
Sodium 4mg 35mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Copper 0.039mg 0.083mg Vegetable
Manganese 0.129mg 0.379mg Vegetable
Selenium 0.5µg 0.3µg Onion
Vitamin A 2IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 214µg Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.38mg Vegetable
Vitamin C 7.4mg 3.2mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.151mg Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.074mg Onion
Folate 19µg 19µg
Choline 6.1mg 24.1mg Vegetable
Vitamin K 0.4µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.021mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.025mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.039mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.002mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.021mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.014mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.031g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.01g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.072g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Vegetable
Low Fats diet ok
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
35%
Vegetable
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Onion
19%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/nutrients
  2. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.