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Dill vs. Chives — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Dill and Chives

  • Chives contain less Iron, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Folate, and Vitamin B3 than Dill.
  • Dill's daily need coverage for Iron is 62% higher.
  • Chives contain 3 times less Manganese than Dill. Dill contains 1.264mg of Manganese, while Chives contain 0.373mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Dill weed, fresh and Chives, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Dill
7
:
3
Chives
Contains more Calcium +126.1%
Contains more Iron +311.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +149.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +238.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.157
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 247% 39% 28% 65% 8% 25% 49% 165% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 60% 30% 25% 26% 0.39% 15% 52% 49% 4.9%
Contains more Calcium +126.1%
Contains more Iron +311.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +149.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +238.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.157

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Dill
7
:
4
Chives
Contains more Vitamin A +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 463% 0% 0% 283% 15% 68% 29% 24% 43% 113% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 261% 4.2% 0% 194% 20% 27% 12% 19% 32% 79% 0% 2.8% 532%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Dill
4
:
1
Chives
Contains more Fats +53.4%
Contains more Carbs +61.4%
Contains more Other +145%
Equal in Protein - 3.27
Equal in Water - 90.65
3% 7% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.46 g
Fats: 1.12 g
Carbs: 7.02 g
Water: 85.95 g
Other: 2.45 g
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
Contains more Fats +53.4%
Contains more Carbs +61.4%
Contains more Other +145%
Equal in Protein - 3.27
Equal in Water - 90.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Dill
2
:
1
Chives
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +744.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +181.1%
6% 84% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.802 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.095 g
29% 19% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.146 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.095 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.267 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +744.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +181.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dill Chives
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill Chives Opinion
Net carbs 4.92g 1.85g Dill
Protein 3.46g 3.27g Dill
Fats 1.12g 0.73g Dill
Carbs 7.02g 4.35g Dill
Calories 43kcal 30kcal Dill
Sugar 1.85g Dill
Fiber 2.1g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 208mg 92mg Dill
Iron 6.59mg 1.6mg Dill
Magnesium 55mg 42mg Dill
Phosphorus 66mg 58mg Dill
Potassium 738mg 296mg Dill
Sodium 61mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.91mg 0.56mg Dill
Copper 0.146mg 0.157mg Chives
Manganese 1.264mg 0.373mg Dill
Selenium 0.9µg Chives
Vitamin A 7718IU 4353IU Dill
Vitamin A RAE 386µg 218µg Dill
Vitamin E 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin C 85mg 58.1mg Dill
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.296mg 0.115mg Dill
Vitamin B3 1.57mg 0.647mg Dill
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.324mg Dill
Vitamin B6 0.185mg 0.138mg Dill
Folate 150µg 105µg Dill
Choline 5.2mg Chives
Vitamin K 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.068mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.139mg Dill
Leucine 0.159mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.246mg 0.163mg Dill
Methionine 0.011mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.154mg 0.145mg Dill
Histidine 0.071mg 0.057mg Dill
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.146g Dill
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802g 0.095g Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Dill Chives
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
80%
Dill
91%
Chives
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
69%
Dill
29%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dill
Dill is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dill
Dill is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.086g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill
Dill is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/nutrients
  2. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.