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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Chives. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +282.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +282.9%
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 A +4045.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +1975%
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 Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1197%
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin A +4045.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +1975%
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 Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1197%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 3.27g 0.65g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.11g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 3.63g Chives
Calories 30kcal 15kcal Chives
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.85g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2.5g 0.5g Chives
Calcium 92mg 16mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.28mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 13mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 24mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 147mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.56mg 0.2mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.041mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 105IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.03mg Chives
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 2.8mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.027mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.033mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.098mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.259mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.04mg Chives
Folate 105µg 7µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 16.4µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.005mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.019mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.021mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.029mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.029mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.006mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.019mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.022mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.01mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.005g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.032g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Cucumber
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
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

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)

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.