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Chives vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chives and Garden asparagus?

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Manganese, Calcium, and Magnesium, yet Garden asparagus is higher in Iron, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B1.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 143% more.
  • Chives have 10 times more Vitamin C than Garden asparagus. While Chives have 58.1mg of Vitamin C, Garden asparagus has only 5.6mg.

We used Chives, raw and Asparagus, raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.54

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
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 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
Contains more Vitamin A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Garden asparagus Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 1.78g Chives
Protein 3.27g 2.2g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.12g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 3.88g Chives
Calories 30kcal 20kcal Chives
Starch g g
Fructose g 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.85g 1.88g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 2.1g Chives
Calcium 92mg 24mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 2.14mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 42mg 14mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 52mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 202mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 2mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.56mg 0.54mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.189mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 4353IU 756IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 5.6mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.143mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.141mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.978mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.274mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.091mg Chives
Folate 105µg 52µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 41.6µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.027mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.084mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.075mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.128mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.104mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.031mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.075mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.115mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.049mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.04g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.05g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Garden asparagus
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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Garden asparagus

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.106g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.