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Pea vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pea and Onion?

  • Onion has less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Folate and Phosphorus than Pea.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 36% higher.
  • Pea has 62 times more Vitamin K than Onion. Pea has 24.8µg of Vitamin K, while Onion has 0.4µg.

We used Peas, green, raw and Onions, 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
Pea
7
:
1
Onion
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Potassium +67.1%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +351.3%
Contains more Zinc +629.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Calcium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Potassium +67.1%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +351.3%
Contains more Zinc +629.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Calcium - 23

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
Pea
9
:
1
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +478.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1701.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +6100%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +478.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1701.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +6100%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Pea
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
8
Onion

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 the food
Protein
33%
Pea
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
9%
Onion
Fats
2%
Pea
0%
Onion

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pea Onion
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Onion
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?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Onion
Onion contains less Sugars (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pea Onion Opinion
Calories 81 40 Pea
Protein 5.42 1.1 Pea
Fats 0.4 0.1 Pea
Vitamin C 40 7.4 Pea
Carbs 14.45 9.34 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 0.21 Pea
Calcium 25 23 Pea
Potassium 244 146 Pea
Magnesium 33 10 Pea
Sugars 5.67 4.24 Onion
Fiber 5.7 1.7 Pea
Copper 0.176 0.039 Pea
Zinc 1.24 0.17 Pea
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 108 29 Pea
Sodium 5 4 Onion
Vitamin A 765 2 Pea
Vitamin E 0.13 0.02 Pea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.266 0.046 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132 0.027 Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09 0.116 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104 0.123 Onion
Vitamin B6 0.169 0.12 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.8 0.4 Pea
Folate 65 19 Pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.071 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035 0.013 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187 0.017 Pea
Tryptophan 0.037 0.014 Pea
Threonine 0.203 0.021 Pea
Isoleucine 0.195 0.014 Pea
Leucine 0.323 0.025 Pea
Lysine 0.317 0.039 Pea
Methionine 0.082 0.002 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2 0.025 Pea
Valine 0.235 0.021 Pea
Histidine 0.107 0.014 Pea
Fructose 0.39 1.29 Onion

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/nutrients
  2. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.