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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, 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 Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Potassium +39.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
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 C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
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 Vitamin K +238.7%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64
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 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
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 Vitamin K +238.7%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64

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 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

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Chives Fennel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Fennel Opinion
Calories 30 31 Fennel
Protein 3.27 1.24 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.2 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 12 Chives
Net carbs 1.850000023841858 4.199999809265137 Fennel
Carbs 4.35 7.3 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 0.73 Chives
Calcium 92 49 Chives
Potassium 296 414 Fennel
Magnesium 42 17 Chives
Sugar 1.85 3.93 Chives
Fiber 2.5 3.1 Fennel
Copper 0.157 0.066 Chives
Zinc 0.56 0.2 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 58 50 Chives
Sodium 3 52 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 963 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.58 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.01 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.032 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.64 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.232 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.047 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 62.8 Chives
Folate 105 27 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.09 Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.068 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.169 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.057 Chives
Fructose

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.