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Garden asparagus vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Garden asparagus and Chives?

  • Garden asparagus is higher in Iron, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B1, yet Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Manganese, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 143% more.
  • Garden asparagus has 5 times more Vitamin E than Chives. While Garden asparagus has 1.13mg of Vitamin E , Chives have only 0.21mg.

We used Asparagus, raw and Chives, raw types 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
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Chives
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56

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
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Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%
Contains more Folate +101.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
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 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%
Contains more Folate +101.9%

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
29
Garden asparagus
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
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
13%
Garden asparagus
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
3%
Chives

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

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Garden asparagus Chives
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 contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.106g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Chives Opinion
Calories 20 30 Chives
Protein 2.2 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.12 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 5.6 58.1 Chives
Carbs 3.88 4.35 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 1.6 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 92 Chives
Potassium 202 296 Chives
Magnesium 14 42 Chives
Sugar 1.88 1.85 Chives
Fiber 2.1 2.5 Chives
Copper 0.189 0.157 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.56 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 52 58 Chives
Sodium 2 3 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 1.13 0.21 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.078 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.115 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.647 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.324 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.138 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 212.7 Chives
Folate 52 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.146 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.027 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.084 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.075 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.128 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.104 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.031 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.115 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.049 0.057 Chives
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.