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Chives vs Yam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chives and Yam?

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, yet Yam is higher in Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 175% more.
  • Chives have 31 times more Vitamin A than Yam. While Chives have 218µg of Vitamin A, Yam has only 7µg.

We used Chives, raw and Yam, raw types 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
Chives
6
:
2
Yam
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +441.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +441.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 55

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
Yam
Contains more Vitamin C +239.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3054.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9147.8%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314
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 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +239.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3054.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9147.8%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314

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 Yam
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 Yam Opinion
Calories 30kcal 118kcal Yam
Protein 3.27g 1.53g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.17g Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 17.1mg Chives
Net carbs 1.85g 23.78g Yam
Carbs 4.35g 27.88g Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.6mg 0.54mg Chives
Calcium 92mg 17mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 816mg Yam
Magnesium 42mg 21mg Chives
Sugar 1.85g 0.5g Yam
Fiber 2.5g 4.1g Yam
Copper 0.157mg 0.178mg Yam
Zinc 0.56mg 0.24mg Chives
Starch g g
Phosphorus 58mg 55mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 9mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 138IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.35mg Yam
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.112mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.032mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.552mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.314mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.293mg Yam
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 2.3µg Chives
Folate 105µg 23µg Chives
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.037g Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.006g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.076g Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.012mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.054mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.052mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.096mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.059mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.021mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.071mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.062mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.034mg Chives
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Yam
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
19
Yam
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
25
Yam

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%
Yam
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
28%
Yam
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Yam

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.