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Chives vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chives and Scallion?

  • Chives are richer than Scallion in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Chives have 4 times more Vitamin A than Scallion. While Chives have 218µg of Vitamin A, Scallion has only 50µg.

We used Chives, raw and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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
Chives
8
:
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
Contains more Zinc +43.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Potassium - 276
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
Contains more Zinc +43.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Potassium - 276

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +209%
Contains more Vitamin A +336.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +161.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 207
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 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +209%
Contains more Vitamin A +336.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +161.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 207

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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
21
Scallion

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
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
7%
Scallion
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Scallion

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 Scallion
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chives Scallion
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 Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Scallion Opinion
Calories 30 32 Scallion
Protein 3.27 1.83 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.19 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 18.8 Chives
Carbs 4.35 7.34 Scallion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 1.48 Chives
Calcium 92 72 Chives
Potassium 296 276 Chives
Magnesium 42 20 Chives
Sugar 1.85 2.33 Chives
Fiber 2.5 2.6 Scallion
Copper 0.157 0.083 Chives
Zinc 0.56 0.39 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 58 37 Chives
Sodium 3 16 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 997 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.55 Scallion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.055 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.08 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.525 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.075 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.061 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 207 Chives
Folate 105 64 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.032 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.027 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.074 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.02 Chives
Threonine 0.128 0.072 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.077 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.109 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.091 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.02 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.059 Chives
Valine 0.145 0.081 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.032 Chives
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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.