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Chives vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chives and Fennel

  • Fennel has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium than Chives.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 125% more than Fennel.
  • Chives have 5 times more Vitamin C than Fennel. While Chives have 58.1mg of Vitamin C, Fennel has only 12mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chives, raw and Fennel, bulb, 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
Chives
7
:
1
Fennel
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +39.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +39.9%

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
9
:
1
Fennel
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
Contains more Vitamin C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +238.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64
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 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
Contains more Vitamin C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +238.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 3.27g 1.24g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.2g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 30kcal 31kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 3.93g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 92mg 49mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.73mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 17mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 50mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 3mg 52mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.2mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.066mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 963IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 12mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.01mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.032mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.64mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.232mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.047mg Chives
Folate 105µg 27µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 62.8µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.09g Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.068g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.169g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Fennel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
18
Fennel

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
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
7%
Fennel
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.