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Chives vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chives and Wakame

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6, yet Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chives covers your daily Vitamin K needs 173% more than Wakame.
  • Chives contain 69 times more Vitamin B6 than Wakame. While Chives contain 0.138mg of Vitamin B6, Wakame contains only 0.002mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Chives are lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chives, raw and Seaweed, wakame, 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
3
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5
Wakame
Contains more Potassium +492%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +63%
Contains more Magnesium +154.8%
Contains more Copper +80.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Contains more Potassium +492%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +63%
Contains more Magnesium +154.8%
Contains more Copper +80.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%

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
5
:
5
Wakame
Contains more Vitamin C +1836.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1109.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +3913.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
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 10% 22% 20% 0% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 0% 14% 147%
Contains more Vitamin C +1836.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1109.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +3913.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Wakame Opinion
Calories 30kcal 45kcal Wakame
Protein 3.27g 3.03g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.64g Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 3mg Chives
Net carbs 1.85g 8.64g Wakame
Carbs 4.35g 9.14g Wakame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.6mg 2.18mg Wakame
Calcium 92mg 150mg Wakame
Potassium 296mg 50mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 107mg Wakame
Sugar 1.85g 0.65g Wakame
Fiber 2.5g 0.5g Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.284mg Wakame
Zinc 0.56mg 0.38mg Chives
Starch g g
Phosphorus 58mg 80mg Wakame
Sodium 3mg 872mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 360IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 1mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.06mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.23mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 1.6mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.697mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.002mg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 5.3µg Chives
Folate 105µg 196µg Wakame
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.13g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.058g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.218g Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.035mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.165mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.087mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.257mg Wakame
Lysine 0.163mg 0.112mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.063mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.112mg Wakame
Valine 0.145mg 0.209mg Wakame
Histidine 0.057mg 0.015mg Chives
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Wakame
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
29
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
58
Wakame

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
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
9%
Wakame
Fats
3%
Chives
3%
Wakame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 869mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.