Mayonnaise vs. Scallion

Nutrition comparison of Mayonnaise and Scallion


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of mayonnaise versus scallion (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mayonnaise and scallion:

  • Both scallion and mayonnaise are high in Vitamin K.
  • Mayonnaise has 11.8 times less carbohydrates than scallion.
  • Scallion has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Scallion is a great source of dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Scallion is an excellent source of Vitamin C and calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mayonnaise and scallion is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Scallion (Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Mayonnaise is high in calories and scallion has 95% less calories than mayonnaise - scallion has 32 calories per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 680 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mayonnaise is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to scallion per calorie. Mayonnaise has a macronutrient ratio of 1:0:99 and for scallion, 19:76:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mayonnaise Scallion
Protein 1% 19%
Carbohydrates ~ 76%
Fat 99% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mayonnaise has 11.8 times less carbohydrates than scallion - scallion has 7.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Scallion is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than mayonnaise - scallion has 2.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Scallion and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of sugar - scallion has 2.3g of sugar per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Scallion and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of protein - scallion has 1.8g of protein per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.96g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mayonnaise is high in saturated fat and scallion has 100% less saturated fat than mayonnaise - scallion has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 11.7g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both mayonnaise and scallion are low in trans fat - mayonnaise has 0.19g of trans fat per 100 grams and scallion does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Scallion has less cholesterol than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 42mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and scallion does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Scallion is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than mayonnaise - scallion has 18.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Scallion has 213% more Vitamin A than mayonnaise - scallion has 50ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 16ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mayonnaise has more Vitamin D than scallion - mayonnaise has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and scallion does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Mayonnaise has 496% more Vitamin E than scallion - scallion has 0.55mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 3.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Both scallion and mayonnaise are high in Vitamin K. Scallion has 27% more Vitamin K than mayonnaise - scallion has 207ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 163ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Scallion has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12. Both mayonnaise and scallion contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid.

Mayonnaise Scallion
Thiamin 0.01 MG 0.055 MG
Riboflavin 0.019 MG 0.08 MG
Niacin ~ 0.525 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.172 MG 0.075 MG
Vitamin B6 0.008 MG 0.061 MG
Folate 5 UG 64 UG
Vitamin B12 0.12 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Scallion is an excellent source of calcium and it has 800% more calcium than mayonnaise - scallion has 72mg of calcium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 8mg of calcium.

iron

Scallion has 605% more iron than mayonnaise - scallion has 1.5mg of iron per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Scallion is a great source of potassium and it has 12 times more potassium than mayonnaise - scallion has 276mg of potassium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 20mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Mayonnaise Scallion
beta-carotene 6 UG 598 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 12 UG 1137 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than scallion per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Scallion
alpha linoleic acid 5.456 G 0.004 G
DHA 0.005 G ~
Total 5.461 G 0.004 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more linoleic acid than scallion per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Scallion
other omega 6 0.125 G ~
linoleic acid 39.146 G 0.07 G
Total 39.271 G 0.07 G



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Note: The specific food items compared are: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Scallion (Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw) .

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