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Chives vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chives and Shallot

  • Chives have more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, however Shallot is higher in Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 177% more than Shallot.
  • Chives have 7 times more Vitamin C than Shallot. While Chives have 58.1mg of Vitamin C, Shallot has only 8mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chives, raw and Shallots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Chives
6
:
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60

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 +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%
Contains more Folate +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin C +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%
Contains more Folate +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%

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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
17%
Shallot
Fats
3%
Chives
0%
Shallot

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

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Chives Shallot
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?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Shallot Opinion
Calories 30 72 Shallot
Protein 3.27 2.5 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.1 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 8 Chives
Carbs 4.35 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 1.2 Chives
Calcium 92 37 Chives
Potassium 296 334 Shallot
Magnesium 42 21 Chives
Sugar 1.85 7.87 Chives
Fiber 2.5 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.157 0.088 Chives
Zinc 0.56 0.4 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 58 60 Shallot
Sodium 3 12 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 4 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.04 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.06 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.02 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.2 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.29 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 0.8 Chives
Folate 105 34 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.014 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.039 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.028 Chives
Threonine 0.128 0.098 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.106 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.149 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.125 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.027 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.081 Chives
Valine 0.145 0.11 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.043 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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.