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Shallot vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shallot and Welsh onion

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, and Manganese, however Welsh onion is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Welsh onion covers your daily Vitamin K needs 161% more than Shallot.
  • Welsh onion has 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Shallot. Shallot has 0.345mg of Vitamin B6, while Welsh onion has 0.072mg.
  • Welsh onion contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Shallots, raw and Onions, welsh, 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
Contains more Calcium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Copper +25.7%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Equal in Iron - 1.22
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Contains more Calcium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Copper +25.7%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Equal in Iron - 1.22
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +379.2%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +28900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1175%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +24075%
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +379.2%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +28900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1175%
Contains more Vitamin C +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +24075%

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 Welsh onion
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 4.1g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 1.9g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.4g Welsh onion
Carbs 16.8g 6.5g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 34kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 2.18g Welsh onion
Fiber 3.2g 2.4g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 18mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 1.22mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 60mg 49mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 212mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 17mg Shallot
Zinc 0.4mg 0.52mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.088mg 0.07mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 1160IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.51mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 27mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.05mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.09mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.169mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.072mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 16µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 193.4µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.021mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.074mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.081mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.113mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.095mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.021mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.061mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.084mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.033mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.067g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.056g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.156g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shallot Welsh onion
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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
18
Welsh 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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
0%
Shallot
2%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
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.
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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.