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Chives vs Garlic - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chives and Garlic

  • Chives have more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE, while Garlic have more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 176% higher.
  • Garlic contains 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Chives. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Garlic contains 0µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Chives, raw and Garlic, 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
2
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6
Garlic
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.7

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
:
4
Garlic
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
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 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Garlic Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 30.96g Garlic
Protein 3.27g 6.36g Garlic
Fats 0.73g 0.5g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 33.06g Garlic
Calories 30kcal 149kcal Garlic
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 1g Garlic
Fiber 2.5g 2.1g Chives
Calcium 92mg 181mg Garlic
Iron 1.6mg 1.7mg Garlic
Magnesium 42mg 25mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 153mg Garlic
Potassium 296mg 401mg Garlic
Sodium 3mg 17mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 1.16mg Garlic
Copper 0.157mg 0.299mg Garlic
Vitamin A 4353IU 9IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.08mg Chives
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 31.2mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.11mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.7mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.596mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 1.235mg Garlic
Folate 105µg 3µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 1.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.066mg Garlic
Threonine 0.128mg 0.157mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.217mg Garlic
Leucine 0.195mg 0.308mg Garlic
Lysine 0.163mg 0.273mg Garlic
Methionine 0.036mg 0.076mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.183mg Garlic
Valine 0.145mg 0.291mg Garlic
Histidine 0.057mg 0.113mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.089g Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.011g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.249g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Garlic
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
43
Garlic
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
46
Garlic

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
38%
Garlic
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
33%
Garlic
Fats
3%
Chives
2%
Garlic

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.