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Fennel vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fennel and Chives

  • Fennel has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium than Chives.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 125% more than Fennel.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fennel, bulb, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Fennel
1
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7
Chives
Contains more Potassium +39.9%
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Potassium +39.9%
Contains more Calcium +87.8%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +137.9%

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
Fennel
1
:
9
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +176.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
Contains more Vitamin C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +238.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
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 +176.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +352%
Contains more Vitamin C +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +238.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Chives Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 1.85g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.2g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 7.3g 4.35g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 30kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 3.1g 2.5g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 92mg Chives
Iron 0.73mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 17mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 50mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 414mg 296mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.2mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.066mg 0.157mg Chives
Vitamin A 963IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.21mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 27µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.146g Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel 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
28
Fennel
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
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
7%
Fennel
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Fennel
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.