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Chives vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chives and Basil

  • Chives have more Vitamin C, and Folate, however Basil is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin A.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 168% more than Chives.
  • Basil has 3 times less Vitamin C than Chives. Chives have 58.1mg of Vitamin C, while Basil has 18mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chives, raw and Basil, fresh.

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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
Chives
3
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5
Basil
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +92.4%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Copper +145.2%
Contains more Zinc +44.6%
Equal in Potassium - 295
Equal in Phosphorus - 56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +92.4%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Copper +145.2%
Contains more Zinc +44.6%
Equal in Potassium - 295
Equal in Phosphorus - 56

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
Chives
5
:
5
Basil
Contains more Vitamin C +222.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55%
Contains more Folate +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +95%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 194% 262% 5% 0% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 0% 532% 79%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Contains more Vitamin C +222.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55%
Contains more Folate +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +95%

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
98
Chives
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
52
Basil

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
20%
Chives
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
3%
Basil
Fats
3%
Chives
3%
Basil

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

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Chives Basil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Basil Opinion
Calories 30 23 Chives
Protein 3.27 3.15 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.64 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 18 Chives
Carbs 4.35 2.65 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 3.17 Basil
Calcium 92 177 Basil
Potassium 296 295 Chives
Magnesium 42 64 Basil
Sugar 1.85 0.3 Basil
Fiber 2.5 1.6 Chives
Copper 0.157 0.385 Basil
Zinc 0.56 0.81 Basil
Starch
Phosphorus 58 56 Chives
Sodium 3 4 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.21 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.034 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.076 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.902 Basil
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.209 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.155 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 414.8 Basil
Folate 105 68 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.088 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.389 Basil
Tryptophan 0.037 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.128 0.104 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.104 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.191 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.11 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.036
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.145 0.127 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.051 Chives
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.