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Chives vs. Water chestnuts — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chives and Water chestnuts

  • Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Iron, and Calcium, yet Water chestnuts are richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 177% higher.

Food types used in this article are Chives, raw and Waterchestnuts, chinese, (matai), 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 +736.4%
Contains more Iron +2566.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Manganese +12.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 63
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 4% 3% 16% 27% 52% 2% 14% 109% 44% 4%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Iron +2566.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Manganese +12.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 63

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1352.5%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Vitamin E +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.7%
Contains more Choline +596.2%
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 0% 24% 0% 14% 35% 47% 19% 29% 76% 12% 0% 20% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1352.5%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Vitamin E +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.7%
Contains more Choline +596.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +133.6%
Contains more Fats +630%
Contains more Water +23.4%
Contains more Carbs +450.3%
Equal in Other - 1.1
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
24% 73%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 23.94 g
Water: 73.46 g
Other: 1.1 g
Contains more Protein +133.6%
Contains more Fats +630%
Contains more Water +23.4%
Contains more Carbs +450.3%
Equal in Other - 1.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +520.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%
29% 19% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.146 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.095 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.267 g
37% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.026 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.043 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +520.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chives Water chestnuts
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Water chestnuts Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 20.94g Water chestnuts
Protein 3.27g 1.4g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.1g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 23.94g Water chestnuts
Calories 30kcal 97kcal Water chestnuts
Sugar 1.85g 4.8g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 3g Water chestnuts
Calcium 92mg 11mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.06mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 22mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 63mg Water chestnuts
Potassium 296mg 584mg Water chestnuts
Sodium 3mg 14mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.5mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.326mg Water chestnuts
Manganese 0.373mg 0.331mg Chives
Selenium 0.9µg 0.7µg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 0IU Chives
Vitamin A RAE 218µg 0µg Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 1.2mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin C 58.1mg 4mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.14mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.2mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 1mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.479mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.328mg Water chestnuts
Folate 105µg 16µg Chives
Choline 5.2mg 36.2mg Water chestnuts
Vitamin K 212.7µg 0.3µg 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 0.026g Water chestnuts
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.002g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.043g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Water chestnuts
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
21%
Water chestnuts
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Chives
27%
Water chestnuts

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Water chestnuts
Water chestnuts is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Water chestnuts
Water chestnuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Water chestnuts
Water chestnuts is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
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.
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

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. Water chestnuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170066/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.