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Chives vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chives and Parsley

  • Chives have more Manganese, however Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A, Folate, and Potassium.
  • Parsley covers your daily need of Vitamin K 1189% more than Chives.
  • Chives have 2 times more Manganese than Parsley. While Chives have 0.373mg of Manganese, Parsley has only 0.16mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chives, raw and Parsley, fresh.

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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
:
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Zinc +91.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Zinc +91.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +671%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
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 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +671%
Contains more Folate +44.8%

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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
6%
Parsley
Fats
3%
Chives
4%
Parsley

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 Parsley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Chives Parsley
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?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
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 Parsley Opinion
Calories 30 36 Parsley
Protein 3.27 2.97 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.79 Parsley
Vitamin C 58.1 133 Parsley
Carbs 4.35 6.33 Parsley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 6.2 Parsley
Calcium 92 138 Parsley
Potassium 296 554 Parsley
Magnesium 42 50 Parsley
Sugar 1.85 0.85 Parsley
Fiber 2.5 3.3 Parsley
Copper 0.157 0.149 Chives
Zinc 0.56 1.07 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 58 58
Sodium 3 56 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 8424 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.21 0.75 Parsley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.086 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.098 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 1.313 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.4 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.09 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 1640 Parsley
Folate 105 152 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.132 Parsley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.295 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.124 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.045 Parsley
Threonine 0.128 0.122 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.118 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.204 Parsley
Lysine 0.163 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.036 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.145 0.172 Parsley
Histidine 0.057 0.061 Parsley
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.