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Chives vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Onion different?

  • Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, while Onion is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 177% more than Onion.
  • Chives contain 8 times more Vitamin C than Onion. Chives contain 58.1mg of Vitamin C, while Onion contains 7.4mg.

Chives, raw and Onions, raw types were used 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
Chives
8
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0
Onion
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +661.9%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Copper +302.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +661.9%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Copper +302.6%

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
10
:
0
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +217550%
Contains more Vitamin E +950%
Contains more Vitamin C +685.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +325.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +457.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +53075%
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% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +217550%
Contains more Vitamin E +950%
Contains more Vitamin C +685.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +325.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +457.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +53075%

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 Onion
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Onion Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 7.64g Onion
Protein 3.27g 1.1g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.1g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 9.34g Onion
Calories 30kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 1.85g 4.24g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 1.7g Chives
Calcium 92mg 23mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.21mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 10mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 29mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 146mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 4mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.17mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.039mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 2IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.02mg Chives
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 7.4mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.046mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.027mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.116mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.123mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.12mg Chives
Folate 105µg 19µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 0.4µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.014mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.021mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.014mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.025mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.039mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.002mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.025mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.021mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.014mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.042g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.013g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.017g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Onion
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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
8
Onion

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%
Onion
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
9%
Onion
Fats
3%
Chives
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.104g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.39g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.