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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +69.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%

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 A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
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 Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +17800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1502.7%
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 Folate +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4525%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Onion Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 7.64g Onion
Protein 0.91g 1.1g Onion
Fats 0.37g 0.1g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 9.34g Onion
Calories 29kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose 2.63g 1.29g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 4.24g Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 23mg Onion
Iron 0.25mg 0.21mg Jalapeño
Magnesium 15mg 10mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 26mg 29mg Onion
Potassium 248mg 146mg Jalapeño
Sodium 3mg 4mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.17mg Onion
Copper 0.046mg 0.039mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 1078IU 2IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.02mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 7.4mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.027mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.116mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.123mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.12mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 19µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 0.4µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine mg 0.021mg Onion
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Onion
Leucine mg 0.025mg Onion
Lysine mg 0.039mg Onion
Methionine mg 0.002mg Onion
Phenylalanine mg 0.025mg Onion
Valine mg 0.021mg Onion
Histidine mg 0.014mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.042g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.013g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.017g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.