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Jalapeño vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Jalapeño and Onion

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B3, while Onion has more Vitamin A.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 124% higher.
  • Onion contains 179 times less Vitamin E than Jalapeño. Jalapeño contains 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Onion contains 0.02mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Peppers, jalapeno, 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
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Onion
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%

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 +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
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 +1502.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%

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
64
Jalapeño
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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
5%
Jalapeño
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
9%
Onion
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
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.
Jalapeño Onion
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Jalapeño 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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño 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 richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Onion Opinion
Calories 29 40 Onion
Protein 0.91 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.37 0.1 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6 7.4 Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.21 Jalapeño
Calcium 12 23 Onion
Potassium 248 146 Jalapeño
Magnesium 15 10 Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12 4.24 Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Jalapeño
Copper 0.046 0.039 Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14 0.17 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 26 29 Onion
Sodium 3 4 Jalapeño
Vitamin A 1078 2 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58 0.02 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.027 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28 0.116 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315 0.123 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.12 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 18.5 0.4 Jalapeño
Folate 27 19 Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029 0.013 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112 0.017 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 2.63 1.29 Jalapeño

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.