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Endive vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Endive and Chives different?

  • Endive is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B5 and Folate, however Chives are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chives is 57% higher.
  • Endive contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Chives. While Endive contains 0.9mg of Vitamin B5, Chives contain only 0.324mg.

Endive, raw and Chives, 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
Endive
2
:
6
Chives
Contains more Zinc +41.1%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Copper +58.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Equal in Potassium - 296
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 16% 28% 11% 33% 22% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Zinc +41.1%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Copper +58.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Equal in Potassium - 296

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
Endive
5
:
5
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +793.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +590%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Equal in Vitamin K - 212.7
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 22% 131% 9% 0% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 0% 578% 107%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +793.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +590%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Equal in Vitamin K - 212.7

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
79
Endive
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
19
Endive
30
Chives

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
8%
Endive
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
3%
Endive
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Endive
3%
Chives

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.
Endive Chives
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Endive Chives
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Endive
Endive contains less Sugars (difference - 1.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Endive
Endive is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.098g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Endive Chives Opinion
Calories 17 30 Chives
Protein 1.25 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.2 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 6.5 58.1 Chives
Carbs 3.35 4.35 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.83 1.6 Chives
Calcium 52 92 Chives
Potassium 314 296 Endive
Magnesium 15 42 Chives
Sugars 0.25 1.85 Endive
Fiber 3.1 2.5 Endive
Copper 0.099 0.157 Chives
Zinc 0.79 0.56 Endive
Starch
Phosphorus 28 58 Chives
Sodium 22 3 Chives
Vitamin A 2167 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 0.44 0.21 Endive
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.078 Endive
Vitamin B2 0.075 0.115 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.647 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.9 0.324 Endive
Vitamin B6 0.02 0.138 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 231 212.7 Endive
Folate 142 105 Endive
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.048 0.146 Endive
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.005 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.05 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.072 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.098 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.063 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.014 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.053 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.063 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.023 0.057 Chives
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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. Endive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168412/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.