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Scallion vs Coriander - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Scallion and Coriander?

  • Scallion has less Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin E , Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2 than Coriander.
  • Coriander's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 86% higher.

We used Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw and Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -65.2%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
Equal in Calcium - 67
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Contains less Sodium -65.2%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.2%
Contains more Copper +171.1%
Equal in Calcium - 67

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.8%
Equal in Folate - 62
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
Contains more Vitamin A +576.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.8%
Equal in Folate - 62

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.
Scallion Coriander
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Coriander Opinion
Net carbs 4.74g 0.87g Scallion
Protein 1.83g 2.13g Coriander
Fats 0.19g 0.52g Coriander
Carbs 7.34g 3.67g Scallion
Calories 32kcal 23kcal Scallion
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.33g 0.87g Coriander
Fiber 2.6g 2.8g Coriander
Calcium 72mg 67mg Scallion
Iron 1.48mg 1.77mg Coriander
Magnesium 20mg 26mg Coriander
Phosphorus 37mg 48mg Coriander
Potassium 276mg 521mg Coriander
Sodium 16mg 46mg Scallion
Zinc 0.39mg 0.5mg Coriander
Copper 0.083mg 0.225mg Coriander
Vitamin A 997IU 6748IU Coriander
Vitamin E 0.55mg 2.5mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 27mg Coriander
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.067mg Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.162mg Coriander
Vitamin B3 0.525mg 1.114mg Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.075mg 0.57mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.149mg Coriander
Folate 64µg 62µg Scallion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 207µg 310µg Coriander
Tryptophan 0.02mg mg Scallion
Threonine 0.072mg mg Scallion
Isoleucine 0.077mg mg Scallion
Leucine 0.109mg mg Scallion
Lysine 0.091mg mg Scallion
Methionine 0.02mg mg Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059mg mg Scallion
Valine 0.081mg mg Scallion
Histidine 0.032mg mg Scallion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.014g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 0.275g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 0.04g Scallion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Scallion Coriander
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
63
Scallion
126
Coriander
Mineral Summary Score
21
Scallion
33
Coriander

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
11%
Scallion
13%
Coriander
Carbohydrates
7%
Scallion
4%
Coriander
Fats
1%
Scallion
2%
Coriander

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.46g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Coriander
Coriander is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coriander
Coriander is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/nutrients
  2. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.