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Chives vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chives and Cucumber

  • Cucumber contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, and Vitamin B6 than Chives.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 164% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 44 times less Vitamin A than Chives. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Chives, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Iron +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Copper +282.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Copper +282.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +1975%
Contains more Vitamin A +4045.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245%
Contains more Vitamin K +1197%
Contains more Folate +1400%
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1975%
Contains more Vitamin A +4045.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245%
Contains more Vitamin K +1197%
Contains more Folate +1400%

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
4%
Cucumber
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Cucumber

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

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Chives Cucumber
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 is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Cucumber Opinion
Calories 30 15 Chives
Protein 3.27 0.65 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.11 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 2.8 Chives
Net carbs 1.850000023841858 3.130000114440918 Cucumber
Carbs 4.35 3.63 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 0.28 Chives
Calcium 92 16 Chives
Potassium 296 147 Chives
Magnesium 42 13 Chives
Sugar 1.85 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 2.5 0.5 Chives
Copper 0.157 0.041 Chives
Zinc 0.56 0.2 Chives
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 58 24 Chives
Sodium 3 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 4353 105 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.03 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.027 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.033 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.098 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.259 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.04 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 16.4 Chives
Folate 105 7 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.005 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.032 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.005 Chives
Threonine 0.128 0.019 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.021 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.029 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.029 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.006 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.019 Chives
Valine 0.145 0.022 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.01 Chives
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.