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Chives vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Winter melon different?

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Calcium, however Winter melon is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chives is 50% higher.
  • Chives contain 49 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Chives contain 296mg of Potassium, Winter melon contains only 6mg.

Chives, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +384.2%
Contains more Potassium +4833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +582.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.61
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +384.2%
Contains more Potassium +4833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +582.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.61

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11

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 Winter melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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 Winter melon Opinion
Calories 30kcal 13kcal Chives
Protein 3.27g 0.4g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.2g Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 13mg Chives
Net carbs 1.85g 0.1g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 3g Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.6mg 0.4mg Chives
Calcium 92mg 19mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 6mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 10mg Chives
Sugar 1.85g g Winter melon
Fiber 2.5g 2.9g Winter melon
Copper 0.157mg 0.023mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 58mg 19mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 111mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 0IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg mg Chives
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.04mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.11mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.4mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.133mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.035mg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg µg Chives
Folate 105µg 5µg Chives
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.037g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.087g Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.002mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.009mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.003mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg mg Chives
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Winter melon
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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
3%
Winter melon
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 108mg)
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.