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Pimiento vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pimiento and Onion

  • Pimiento has more Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K, however Onion is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Pimiento covers your daily Vitamin C needs 86% more than Onion.
  • Onion contains 35 times less Vitamin E than Pimiento. Pimiento contains 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Onion contains 0.02mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pimento, canned 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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4
Onion
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Copper +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 146
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Copper +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 146

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 +1047.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +132650%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1975%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1130%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
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 +1047.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +132650%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1975%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1130%
Contains more Folate +216.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pimiento Onion Opinion
Calories 23kcal 40kcal Onion
Protein 1.1g 1.1g
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Pimiento
Vitamin C 84.9mg 7.4mg Pimiento
Net carbs 3.2g 7.64g Onion
Carbs 5.1g 9.34g Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.68mg 0.21mg Pimiento
Calcium 6mg 23mg Onion
Potassium 158mg 146mg Pimiento
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Onion
Sugar 2.71g 4.24g Pimiento
Fiber 1.9g 1.7g Pimiento
Copper 0.049mg 0.039mg Pimiento
Zinc 0.19mg 0.17mg Pimiento
Starch g 0g Onion
Phosphorus 17mg 29mg Onion
Sodium 14mg 4mg Onion
Vitamin A 2655IU 2IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.02mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.027mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.615mg 0.116mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.01mg 0.123mg Onion
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.12mg Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 8.3µg 0.4µg Pimiento
Folate 6µg 19µg Onion
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.045g 0.042g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.013g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 0.017g Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.014mg
Threonine 0.04mg 0.021mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Leucine 0.058mg 0.025mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.049mg 0.039mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.013mg 0.002mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034mg 0.025mg Pimiento
Valine 0.046mg 0.021mg Pimiento
Histidine 0.022mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Fructose g 1.29g Onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pimiento Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
47
Pimiento
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pimiento
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
7%
Pimiento
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
5%
Pimiento
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Pimiento
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
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 - $0.8)
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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.