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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
Chives
8
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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
20%
Chives
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
3%
Zucchini
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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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 contains less Sugars?
Chives
Chives contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chives Zucchini Opinion
Calories 30 17 Chives
Protein 3.27 1.21 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.32 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 17.9 Chives
Carbs 4.35 3.11 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 0.37 Chives
Calcium 92 16 Chives
Potassium 296 261 Chives
Magnesium 42 18 Chives
Sugars 1.85 2.5 Chives
Fiber 2.5 1 Chives
Copper 0.157 0.053 Chives
Zinc 0.56 0.32 Chives
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 58 38 Chives
Sodium 3 8 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 200 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 0.12 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.045 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.094 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.451 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.204 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 4.3 Chives
Folate 105 24 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 0.084 Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 0.011 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 0.091 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 0.01 Chives
Threonine 0.128 0.029 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 0.044 Chives
Leucine 0.195 0.071 Chives
Lysine 0.163 0.067 Chives
Methionine 0.036 0.018 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 0.043 Chives
Valine 0.145 0.054 Chives
Histidine 0.057 0.026 Chives
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.