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Chili pepper vs. Onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chili pepper and Onion

  • Onion contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Potassium than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 151% higher.

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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Manganese +45%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43% 25% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14% 17% 3%
Contains more Iron +390.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains more Manganese +45%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
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 Folate +21.1%
Contains more Choline +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 6% 35%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +1841.9%
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 Folate +21.1%
Contains more Choline +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +70%
Contains more Fats +340%
Contains more Other +145.7%
Equal in Carbs - 9.34
Equal in Water - 89.11
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 1.87 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 8.81 g
Water: 88.02 g
Other: 0.86 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 9.34 g
Water: 89.11 g
Other: 0.35 g
Contains more Protein +70%
Contains more Fats +340%
Contains more Other +145.7%
Equal in Carbs - 9.34
Equal in Water - 89.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1305.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.042
14% 8% 78%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.024 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1305.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.042

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Onion Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 7.64g Onion
Protein 1.87g 1.1g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.1g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 9.34g Onion
Calories 40kcal 40kcal
Fructose 1.29g Onion
Sugar 5.3g 4.24g Onion
Fiber 1.5g 1.7g Onion
Calcium 14mg 23mg Onion
Iron 1.03mg 0.21mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 10mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 29mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 146mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.26mg 0.17mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.039mg Chili pepper
Manganese 0.187mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Selenium 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin A 952IU 2IU Chili pepper
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 0µg Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.02mg Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7mg 7.4mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.046mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.027mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.116mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.123mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.12mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 19µg Chili pepper
Choline 10.9mg 6.1mg Chili pepper
Vitamin K 14µg 0.4µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.014mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.021mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.014mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.002mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.021mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.014mg Chili pepper
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.042g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.013g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.017g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
61%
Chili pepper
8%
Onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Chili pepper
8%
Onion

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)

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. 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.