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Scallion vs. Corn grain — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Scallion and Corn grain

  • Scallion has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however, Corn grain is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Fiber.
  • Scallion covers your daily Vitamin K needs 172% more than Corn grain.

Food varieties used in this article are Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw and Corn grain, yellow.

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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 more Calcium +928.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.3%
Contains more Iron +83.1%
Contains more Magnesium +535%
Contains more Phosphorus +467.6%
Contains more Zinc +466.7%
Contains more Copper +278.3%
Contains more Manganese +203.1%
Contains more Selenium +2483.3%
Equal in Potassium - 287
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28% 21% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 102% 91% 90% 26% 5% 61% 105% 64% 85%
Contains more Calcium +928.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.3%
Contains more Iron +83.1%
Contains more Magnesium +535%
Contains more Phosphorus +467.6%
Contains more Zinc +466.7%
Contains more Copper +278.3%
Contains more Manganese +203.1%
Contains more Selenium +2483.3%
Equal in Potassium - 287

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +365.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +68900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +465.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 4% 518%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 10% 0% 0% 97% 47% 69% 26% 144% 15% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +365.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +68900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +465.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +766.2%
Contains more Protein +414.8%
Contains more Fats +2394.7%
Contains more Carbs +911.7%
Contains more Other +49.4%
2% 7% 90%
Protein: 1.83 g
Fats: 0.19 g
Carbs: 7.34 g
Water: 89.83 g
Other: 0.81 g
9% 5% 74% 10%
Protein: 9.42 g
Fats: 4.74 g
Carbs: 74.26 g
Water: 10.37 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Water +766.2%
Contains more Protein +414.8%
Contains more Fats +2394.7%
Contains more Carbs +911.7%
Contains more Other +49.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4533.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2823%
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.074 g
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.667 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.251 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.163 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4533.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2823%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Scallion Corn grain
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Corn grain Opinion
Net carbs 4.74g 66.96g Corn grain
Protein 1.83g 9.42g Corn grain
Fats 0.19g 4.74g Corn grain
Carbs 7.34g 74.26g Corn grain
Calories 32kcal 365kcal Corn grain
Sugar 2.33g 0.64g Corn grain
Fiber 2.6g 7.3g Corn grain
Calcium 72mg 7mg Scallion
Iron 1.48mg 2.71mg Corn grain
Magnesium 20mg 127mg Corn grain
Phosphorus 37mg 210mg Corn grain
Potassium 276mg 287mg Corn grain
Sodium 16mg 35mg Scallion
Zinc 0.39mg 2.21mg Corn grain
Copper 0.083mg 0.314mg Corn grain
Manganese 0.16mg 0.485mg Corn grain
Selenium 0.6µg 15.5µg Corn grain
Vitamin A 997IU 214IU Scallion
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 11µg Scallion
Vitamin E 0.55mg 0.49mg Scallion
Vitamin C 18.8mg 0mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.385mg Corn grain
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.201mg Corn grain
Vitamin B3 0.525mg 3.627mg Corn grain
Vitamin B5 0.075mg 0.424mg Corn grain
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.622mg Corn grain
Folate 64µg 19µg Scallion
Choline 5.7mg Scallion
Vitamin K 207µg 0.3µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.067mg Corn grain
Threonine 0.072mg 0.354mg Corn grain
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.337mg Corn grain
Leucine 0.109mg 1.155mg Corn grain
Lysine 0.091mg 0.265mg Corn grain
Methionine 0.02mg 0.197mg Corn grain
Phenylalanine 0.059mg 0.463mg Corn grain
Valine 0.081mg 0.477mg Corn grain
Histidine 0.032mg 0.287mg Corn grain
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.667g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 1.251g Corn grain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 2.163g Corn grain

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Scallion Corn grain
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
59%
Scallion
32%
Corn grain
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Scallion
63%
Corn grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.635g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Corn grain
Corn grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corn grain
Corn grain is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Corn grain
Corn grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/nutrients
  2. Corn grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170288/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.