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Chives vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chives and Zucchini

  • Zucchini has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, and Magnesium than Chives.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 174% more than Zucchini.
  • Chives have 22 times more Vitamin A than Zucchini. While Chives have 218µg of Vitamin A, Zucchini has only 10µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chives, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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
Contains more Iron +332.4%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +13.4%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +196.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +332.4%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +13.4%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +196.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%

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 C +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2076.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4846.5%
Contains more Folate +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.1%
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2076.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4846.5%
Contains more Folate +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Zucchini Opinion
Calories 30kcal 17kcal Chives
Protein 3.27g 1.21g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.32g Chives
Vitamin C 58.1mg 17.9mg Chives
Net carbs 1.85g 2.11g Zucchini
Carbs 4.35g 3.11g Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.6mg 0.37mg Chives
Calcium 92mg 16mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 261mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 18mg Chives
Sugar 1.85g 2.5g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 1g Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.053mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.32mg Chives
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Phosphorus 58mg 38mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 8mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 200IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.12mg Chives
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.045mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.094mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.451mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.204mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 4.3µg Chives
Folate 105µg 24µg Chives
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.084g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.011g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.091g Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.01mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.029mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.044mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.071mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.067mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.018mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.043mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.054mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.026mg Chives
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives Zucchini
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
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
3%
Zucchini
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.