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Chives vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
:
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
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
4
:
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 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%
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 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

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
119
Chives
170
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chives
34
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 the food
Protein
20%
Chives
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
3%
Basil
Fats
3%
Chives
3%
Basil

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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 contains less Sugars?
Basil
Basil contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
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
Sugars 1.85 0.3 Chives
Fiber 2.5 1.6 Chives
Copper 0.157 0.385 Basil
Zinc 0.56 0.81 Basil
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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
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
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
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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