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Rutabagas vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Rutabagas and Onion?

  • Rutabagas are richer than Onion in Vitamin C.
  • Rutabagas' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 20% more.
  • Rutabagas have 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Onion. While Rutabagas have 0.7mg of Vitamin B3, Onion has only 0.116mg.

We used Rutabagas, raw and Onions, raw types in this article.

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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 Calcium +87%
Contains more Iron +109.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +108.9%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Iron +109.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +108.9%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +21.9%

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 E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2
Equal in Folate - 19
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 1%
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 E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2
Equal in Folate - 19

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +60%
Contains more Other +102.9%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Carbs - 9.34
Equal in Water - 89.11
9% 89%
Protein: 1.08 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 8.62 g
Water: 89.43 g
Other: 0.71 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 Fats +60%
Contains more Other +102.9%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Carbs - 9.34
Equal in Water - 89.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +92.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +417.6%
19% 18% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
58% 18% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +92.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +417.6%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +16.8%
Contains more Fructose +24.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +86.8%
8% 11% 47% 33%
Starch: 0.4 g
Sucrose: 0.53 g
Glucose: 2.3 g
Fructose: 1.61 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.02 g
Galactose: 0 g
23% 46% 30%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.99 g
Glucose: 1.97 g
Fructose: 1.29 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +16.8%
Contains more Fructose +24.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +86.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rutabagas Onion Opinion
Net carbs 6.32g 7.64g Onion
Protein 1.08g 1.1g Onion
Fats 0.16g 0.1g Rutabagas
Carbs 8.62g 9.34g Onion
Calories 37kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch 0.4g 0g Rutabagas
Fructose 1.61g 1.29g Rutabagas
Sugar 4.46g 4.24g Onion
Fiber 2.3g 1.7g Rutabagas
Calcium 43mg 23mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.44mg 0.21mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 20mg 10mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 53mg 29mg Rutabagas
Potassium 305mg 146mg Rutabagas
Sodium 12mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.24mg 0.17mg Rutabagas
Copper 0.032mg 0.039mg Onion
Vitamin A 2IU 2IU
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.02mg Rutabagas
Vitamin C 25mg 7.4mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.046mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.027mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.116mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 0.123mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.12mg Onion
Folate 21µg 19µg Rutabagas
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.4µg Onion
Tryptophan 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg Onion
Isoleucine 0.014mg Onion
Leucine 0.025mg Onion
Lysine 0.039mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025mg Onion
Valine 0.021mg Onion
Histidine 0.014mg Onion
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.042g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.013g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.017g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rutabagas Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Rutabagas
8%
Onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Rutabagas
8%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.