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Chives vs. Mustard Greens — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chives and Mustard Greens?

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, and Magnesium, yet Mustard Greens is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin E .
  • Mustard Greens's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 317% more.
  • Chives have 12 times more Folate than Mustard Greens. While Chives have 105µg of Folate, Mustard Greens has only 9µg.

We used Chives, raw and Mustard greens, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +83.9%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.146
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53% 49% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 33% 10% 18% 15% 2% 6% 49% 0% 4%
Contains more Iron +83.9%
Contains more Magnesium +223.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.146

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Chives
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Contains more Vitamin C +129.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Choline +1200%
Contains more Vitamin A +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +747.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +178.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 3% 532%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 743% 36% 0% 85% 11% 15% 9% 8% 23% 7% 0% 1% 1482%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Choline +1200%
Contains more Vitamin A +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +747.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +178.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.7%
Contains more Fats +55.3%
Contains more Other +47.1%
Equal in Carbs - 4.51
Equal in Water - 91.78
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
3% 5% 92%
Protein: 2.56 g
Fats: 0.47 g
Carbs: 4.51 g
Water: 91.78 g
Other: 0.68 g
Contains more Protein +27.7%
Contains more Fats +55.3%
Contains more Other +47.1%
Equal in Carbs - 4.51
Equal in Water - 91.78

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +480.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.8%
29% 19% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.146 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.095 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.267 g
7% 65% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.012 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.11 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.046 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +480.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chives Mustard Greens
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Mustard Greens Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 2.51g Mustard Greens
Protein 3.27g 2.56g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.47g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 4.51g Mustard Greens
Calories 30kcal 26kcal Chives
Sugar 1.85g 1.41g Mustard Greens
Fiber 2.5g 2g Chives
Calcium 92mg 118mg Mustard Greens
Iron 1.6mg 0.87mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 13mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 42mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 162mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 9mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.22mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.146mg Chives
Manganese 0.373mg Chives
Selenium 0.9µg 0.6µg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 12370IU Mustard Greens
Vitamin A RAE 218µg 618µg Mustard Greens
Vitamin E 0.21mg 1.78mg Mustard Greens
Vitamin C 58.1mg 25.3mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.041mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.063mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.433mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.12mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.098mg Chives
Folate 105µg 9µg Chives
Choline 5.2mg 0.4mg Chives
Vitamin K 212.7µg 592.7µg Mustard Greens
Tryptophan 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg Chives
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.012g Mustard Greens
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.11g Mustard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.046g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Mustard Greens
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Chives
186%
Mustard Greens
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Chives
17%
Mustard Greens

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $1)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/nutrients
  2. Mustard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169257/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.