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Chives vs. Pumpkin flowers — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chives and Pumpkin flowers

  • Pumpkin flowers have less Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% more.
  • Chives have 2 times more Calcium than Pumpkin flowers. Chives have 92mg of Calcium, while Pumpkin flowers have 39mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chives, raw and Pumpkin flowers, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +135.9%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53% 49% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 27% 18% 22% 16% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +135.9%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Chives
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Contains more Vitamin A +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +78%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.69
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 3% 532%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 117% 0% 0% 94% 11% 18% 13% 0% 0% 45% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +78%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.69

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +217.5%
Contains more Fats +942.9%
Contains more Carbs +32.6%
Contains more Other +112.8%
Equal in Water - 95.15
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.03 g
Fats: 0.07 g
Carbs: 3.28 g
Water: 95.15 g
Other: 0.47 g
Contains more Protein +217.5%
Contains more Fats +942.9%
Contains more Carbs +32.6%
Contains more Other +112.8%
Equal in Water - 95.15

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +955.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6575%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%
29% 19% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.146 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.095 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.267 g
73% 18% 8%
Saturated Fat: 0.036 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.009 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.004 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +955.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6575%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chives Pumpkin flowers
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price 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 Pumpkin flowers Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 3.28g Pumpkin flowers
Protein 3.27g 1.03g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.07g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 3.28g Chives
Calories 30kcal 15kcal Chives
Sugar 1.85g Pumpkin flowers
Fiber 2.5g Chives
Calcium 92mg 39mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.7mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 24mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 49mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 173mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 5mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg Chives
Manganese 0.373mg Chives
Selenium 0.9µg 0.7µg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 1947IU Chives
Vitamin A RAE 218µg 97µg Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 28mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.042mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.075mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.69mg Pumpkin flowers
Vitamin B5 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg Chives
Folate 105µg 59µg Chives
Choline 5.2mg Chives
Vitamin K 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg Chives
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.036g Pumpkin flowers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.009g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.004g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Pumpkin flowers
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Chives
23%
Pumpkin flowers
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Chives
10%
Pumpkin flowers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin flowers is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin flowers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin flowers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin flowers is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/nutrients
  2. Pumpkin flowers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169270/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.