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Shallot vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shallot and Onion different?

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Potassium, and Copper than Onion.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Shallot is 17% higher.
  • Shallot contains 6 times more Iron than Onion. While Shallot contains 1.2mg of Iron, Onion contains only 0.21mg.
  • Onion has less Sugar.

Shallots, raw and Onions, raw are the varieties used 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
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Onion
Contains more Calcium +60.9%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.9%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +135.3%
Contains more Copper +125.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +60.9%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.9%
Contains more Potassium +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +135.3%
Contains more Copper +125.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.5%
Contains more Folate +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.4
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 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.5%
Contains more Folate +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.4

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 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 Shallot Onion Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 7.64g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 1.1g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 16.8g 9.34g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 40kcal Shallot
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 7.87g 4.24g Onion
Fiber 3.2g 1.7g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 23mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.21mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Shallot
Phosphorus 60mg 29mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 146mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.4mg 0.17mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.039mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 2IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.02mg Shallot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 7.4mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.046mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.027mg Onion
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.116mg Shallot
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.123mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.12mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 19µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.4µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.014mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.021mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.014mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.025mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.039mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.002mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.025mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.021mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.014mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.042g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.013g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.017g Shallot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot Onion
Low Fats diet Equal
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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
9%
Onion
Fats
0%
Shallot
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.63g)
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 - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.