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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 532%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Basil Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 1.05g Chives
Protein 3.27g 3.15g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.64g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 2.65g Chives
Calories 30kcal 23kcal Chives
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.02g Basil
Sugar 1.85g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 2.5g 1.6g Chives
Calcium 92mg 177mg Basil
Iron 1.6mg 3.17mg Basil
Magnesium 42mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 58mg 56mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 295mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 4mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.81mg Basil
Copper 0.157mg 0.385mg Basil
Vitamin A 4353IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 18mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.034mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.076mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.902mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.209mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 105µg 68µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.039mg Basil
Threonine 0.128mg 0.104mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.104mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.191mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.11mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.036mg
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.13mg Basil
Valine 0.145mg 0.127mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.051mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.088g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.389g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chives Basil
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
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

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.

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.