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Chives vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Welsh onion different?

  • Chives have more Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B6 than Welsh onion.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chives is 35% higher.
  • Chives contain 7 times more Folate than Welsh onion. While Chives contain 105µg of Folate, Welsh onion contains only 16µg.

Chives, raw and Onions, welsh, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Copper +124.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.52
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Copper +124.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.52

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +275.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 193.4
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin A +275.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 193.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 4.1g Welsh onion
Protein 3.27g 1.9g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.4g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 6.5g Welsh onion
Calories 30kcal 34kcal Welsh onion
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 2.18g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 2.4g Chives
Calcium 92mg 18mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 1.22mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 23mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 49mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 212mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 17mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.52mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.07mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 1160IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.51mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 27mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.05mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.09mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.4mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.169mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.072mg Chives
Folate 105µg 16µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 193.4µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.021mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.074mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.081mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.113mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.095mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.021mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.061mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.084mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.033mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.067g Welsh onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.056g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.156g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Welsh onion
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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
3%
Chives
2%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.