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Chives vs. Drumstick leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Drumstick leaves different?

  • Chives are richer in Folate, while Drumstick leaves are higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Phosphorus.
  • Drumstick leaves covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 82% more than Chives.
  • Chives contain 3 times more Folate than Drumstick leaves. Chives contain 105µg of Folate, while Drumstick leaves contain 40µg.

Chives, raw and Drumstick leaves, raw types were used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Calcium +101.1%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.1%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Manganese +185%
Equal in Magnesium - 42
Equal in Zinc - 0.6
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53% 49% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 56% 150% 30% 48% 30% 2% 17% 35% 139% 5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Calcium +101.1%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.1%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Manganese +185%
Equal in Magnesium - 42
Equal in Zinc - 0.6
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Chives
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Contains more Vitamin C +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.2%
Contains more Folate +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +473.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +769.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 3% 532%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 454% 0% 0% 173% 65% 153% 42% 8% 277% 30% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.2%
Contains more Folate +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +473.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +769.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Protein +187.5%
Contains more Fats +91.8%
Contains more Carbs +90.3%
Contains more Other +126%
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
9% 8% 79% 2%
Protein: 9.4 g
Fats: 1.4 g
Carbs: 8.28 g
Water: 78.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Protein +187.5%
Contains more Fats +91.8%
Contains more Carbs +90.3%
Contains more Other +126%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chives Drumstick leaves
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Drumstick leaves Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 6.28g Drumstick leaves
Protein 3.27g 9.4g Drumstick leaves
Fats 0.73g 1.4g Drumstick leaves
Carbs 4.35g 8.28g Drumstick leaves
Calories 30kcal 64kcal Drumstick leaves
Sugar 1.85g Drumstick leaves
Fiber 2.5g 2g Chives
Calcium 92mg 185mg Drumstick leaves
Iron 1.6mg 4mg Drumstick leaves
Magnesium 42mg 42mg
Phosphorus 58mg 112mg Drumstick leaves
Potassium 296mg 337mg Drumstick leaves
Sodium 3mg 9mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.6mg Drumstick leaves
Copper 0.157mg 0.105mg Chives
Manganese 0.373mg 1.063mg Drumstick leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 4353IU 7564IU Drumstick leaves
Vitamin A RAE 218µg 378µg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin E 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 51.7mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.257mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.66mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 2.22mg Drumstick leaves
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.125mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 1.2mg Drumstick leaves
Folate 105µg 40µg Chives
Choline 5.2mg Chives
Vitamin K 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.144mg Drumstick leaves
Threonine 0.128mg 0.411mg Drumstick leaves
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.451mg Drumstick leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.791mg Drumstick leaves
Lysine 0.163mg 0.537mg Drumstick leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.123mg Drumstick leaves
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.487mg Drumstick leaves
Valine 0.145mg 0.611mg Drumstick leaves
Histidine 0.057mg 0.196mg Drumstick leaves
Saturated Fat 0.146g Drumstick leaves
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Drumstick leaves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Chives
92%
Drumstick leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Chives
51%
Drumstick leaves

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick leaves
Drumstick leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/nutrients
  2. Drumstick leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168416/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.