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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, and Folate, while Garlic have more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin A, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 176% higher.
  • Garlic contains 35 times less Folate than Chives. Chives contain 105µg of Folate, while Garlic contains 3µg.

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
:
6
Garlic
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
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 C +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Folate +3400%
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 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 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Folate +3400%
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 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 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

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Chives Garlic
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Garlic Opinion
Calories 30 149 Garlic
Protein 3.27 6.36 Garlic
Fats 0.73 0.5 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 31.2 Chives
Net carbs 1.850000023841858 30.959999084472656 Garlic
Carbs 4.35 33.06 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 1.7 Garlic
Calcium 92 181 Garlic
Potassium 296 401 Garlic
Magnesium 42 25 Chives
Sugar 1.85 1 Garlic
Fiber 2.5 2.1 Chives
Copper 0.157 0.299 Garlic
Zinc 0.56 1.16 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 58 153 Garlic
Sodium 3 17 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 9 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.08 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.11 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.7 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.596 Garlic
Vitamin B6 0.138 1.235 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 1.7 Chives
Folate 105 3 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.089 Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.011 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.249 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.066 Garlic
Threonine 0.128 0.157 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.139 0.217 Garlic
Leucine 0.195 0.308 Garlic
Lysine 0.163 0.273 Garlic
Methionine 0.036 0.076 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.183 Garlic
Valine 0.145 0.291 Garlic
Histidine 0.057 0.113 Garlic
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. 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.