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Chili pepper vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chili pepper and Onion

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, while Onion has more Vitamin A.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 151% higher.
  • Onion contains 35 times less Vitamin K than Chili pepper. Chili pepper contains 14µg of Vitamin K, while Onion contains 0.4µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Onions, raw.

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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 more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +972.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +1841.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +972.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +21.1%

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
66
Chili pepper
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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 food.
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
9%
Onion
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
0%
Onion

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.
Chili pepper Onion
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

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Chili pepper Onion
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper 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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.042 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Onion Opinion
Calories 40 40
Protein 1.87 1.1 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.1 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 7.4 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 8.81 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.21 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 23 Onion
Potassium 322 146 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 10 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 4.24 Onion
Fiber 1.5 1.7 Onion
Copper 0.129 0.039 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.17 Chili pepper
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 43 29 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 4 Onion
Vitamin A 952 2 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.02 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.046 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.027 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.116 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.123 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.12 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 0.4 Chili pepper
Folate 23 19 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.042
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.013 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.017 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.014 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.021 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.014 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.025 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.039 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.002 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.025 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.021 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.014 Chili pepper
Fructose 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.