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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
7%
Pimiento
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
5%
Pimiento
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Pimiento
0%
Onion

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pimiento Onion
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pimiento Onion Opinion
Calories 23 40 Onion
Protein 1.1 1.1
Fats 0.3 0.1 Pimiento
Vitamin C 84.9 7.4 Pimiento
Carbs 5.1 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.68 0.21 Pimiento
Calcium 6 23 Onion
Potassium 158 146 Pimiento
Magnesium 6 10 Onion
Sugars 2.71 4.24 Pimiento
Fiber 1.9 1.7 Pimiento
Copper 0.049 0.039 Pimiento
Zinc 0.19 0.17 Pimiento
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 17 29 Onion
Sodium 14 4 Onion
Vitamin A 2655 2 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69 0.02 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.027 Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.615 0.116 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.01 0.123 Onion
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.12 Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 8.3 0.4 Pimiento
Folate 6 19 Onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.045 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.013 Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161 0.017 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.014 0.014
Threonine 0.04 0.021 Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036 0.014 Pimiento
Leucine 0.058 0.025 Pimiento
Lysine 0.049 0.039 Pimiento
Methionine 0.013 0.002 Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034 0.025 Pimiento
Valine 0.046 0.021 Pimiento
Histidine 0.022 0.014 Pimiento
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.