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Chives vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Potato different?

  • Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Copper, while Potato is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 176% more than Potato.

Chives, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
7
:
1
Potato
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +97.5%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Copper +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +97.5%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Copper +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 57

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
7
:
3
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +217550%
Contains more Vitamin E +2000%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin K +10535%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
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% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +217550%
Contains more Vitamin E +2000%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin K +10535%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Chives
3
:
2
Potato
Contains more Protein +59.5%
Contains more Fats +711.1%
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Carbs +302.1%
Contains more Other +12%
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
2% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.05 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 17.49 g
Water: 79.25 g
Other: 1.12 g
Contains more Protein +59.5%
Contains more Fats +711.1%
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Carbs +302.1%
Contains more Other +12%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Chives
2
:
1
Potato
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +535.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.9%
29% 19% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.146 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.095 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.267 g
36% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.042 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +535.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Potato Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 15.39g Potato
Protein 3.27g 2.05g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.09g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 17.49g Potato
Calories 30kcal 77kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g Potato
Fructose 0.26g Potato
Sugar 1.85g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 2.5g 2.1g Chives
Calcium 92mg 12mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.81mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 23mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 57mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 425mg Potato
Sodium 3mg 6mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.3mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.11mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 2IU Chives
Vitamin A RAE 218µg 0µg Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.01mg Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 19.7mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.032mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.295mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 105µg 15µg Chives
Vitamin K 212.7µg 2µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.021mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.067mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.066mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.098mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.107mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.032mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.081mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.103mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.035mg Chives
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.002g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.042g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Potato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
98%
Chives
18%
Potato
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Chives
20%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.