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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 RAE, Folate, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Chives have 4 times more Vitamin A RAE than Scallion. While Chives have 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.6%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Potassium - 276
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.6%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +336.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +209%
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 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 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +336.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +209%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 4.74g Scallion
Protein 3.27g 1.83g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.19g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 7.34g Scallion
Calories 30kcal 32kcal Scallion
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 2.33g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 2.6g Scallion
Calcium 92mg 72mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 1.48mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 20mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 37mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 276mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 16mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.39mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.083mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 997IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 18.8mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.055mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.08mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.525mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.075mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.061mg Chives
Folate 105µg 64µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 207µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.02mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.072mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.077mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.109mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.091mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.02mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.059mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.081mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.032mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.032g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.027g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.074g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Scallion
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
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

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)

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.