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Chives vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chives and Taro

  • Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron and Vitamin B2, yet Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 176% higher.
  • Chives contain 55 times more Vitamin A than Taro. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A, while Taro contains 4µg.

Food types used in this article are Chives, raw and Taro, 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
5
:
3
Taro
Contains more Iron +190.9%
Contains more Calcium +114%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Zinc +143.5%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Potassium +99.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +190.9%
Contains more Calcium +114%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Zinc +143.5%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Potassium +99.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.172

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
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +1191.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5627.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360%
Contains more Vitamin K +21170%
Contains more Folate +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
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 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +1191.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5627.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360%
Contains more Vitamin K +21170%
Contains more Folate +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
98
Chives
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
26
Taro

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 the food
Protein
20%
Chives
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
26%
Taro
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Taro

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chives Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Taro
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 contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chives Taro Opinion
Calories 30 112 Taro
Protein 3.27 1.5 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.2 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 4.5 Chives
Carbs 4.35 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 0.55 Chives
Calcium 92 43 Chives
Potassium 296 591 Taro
Magnesium 42 33 Chives
Sugars 1.85 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.5 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.157 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.56 0.23 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 58 84 Taro
Sodium 3 11 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 76 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.025 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.6 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.303 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 1 Chives
Folate 105 22 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.016 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.083 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.023 Chives
Threonine 0.128 0.069 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.054 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.111 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.067 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.02 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.082 Chives
Valine 0.145 0.082 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.034 Chives
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.