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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Taro. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
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3
Taro
Contains more Calcium +114%
Contains more Iron +190.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +143.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +99.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +114%
Contains more Iron +190.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +143.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +99.7%
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 A +5627.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1191.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360%
Contains more Folate +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +21170%
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 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 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5627.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1191.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360%
Contains more Folate +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +21170%
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

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 Taro
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Taro Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 22.36g Taro
Protein 3.27g 1.5g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.2g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 26.46g Taro
Calories 30kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.5g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 92mg 43mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.55mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 33mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 296mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 3mg 11mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.23mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 4353IU 76IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 4.5mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.025mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.6mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.303mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 105µg 22µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 1µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.023mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.069mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.054mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.111mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.067mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.02mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.082mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.082mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.034mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.016g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.083g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (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 - 9)
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.

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. 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.