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Shallot vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Shallot and Beetroot?

  • Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6, yet Beetroot is higher in Folate.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 21% more.
  • Shallot has 2 times more Calcium than Beetroot. While Shallot has 37mg of Calcium, Beetroot has only 16mg.

We used Shallots, raw and Beets, 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 +131.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 325
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 325

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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Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Folate +220.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.04
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% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Folate +220.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 6.76g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 1.61g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Beetroot
Carbs 16.8g 9.56g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 43kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 6.76g Beetroot
Fiber 3.2g 2.8g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 16mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.8mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 60mg 40mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 325mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 78mg Shallot
Zinc 0.4mg 0.35mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.075mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 33IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 4.9mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.031mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.334mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.155mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.067mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.2µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.019mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.047mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.048mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.068mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.058mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.018mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.046mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.056mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.021mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.027g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.06g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shallot Beetroot
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
15
Shallot
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
18
Beetroot

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
15%
Shallot
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.11g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.