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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 RAE, 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
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6
Chives
Contains more Zinc +41.1%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Contains more Copper +58.6%
Equal in Potassium - 296
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 32% 11% 12% 28% 3% 22% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Zinc +41.1%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Contains more Copper +58.6%
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
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5
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +793.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 131% 9% 0% 22% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 107% 0% 578%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 532%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +793.8%
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

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.
Endive Chives
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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 food.
Protein
8%
Endive
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
3%
Endive
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Endive
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Endive
Endive is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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.
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

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. 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.