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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Iron +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +20.4%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +46.5%
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 A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
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 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +411.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Chives Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 1.85g Chives
Protein 2.2g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.12g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 3.88g 4.35g Chives
Calories 20kcal 30kcal Chives
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 2.1g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 24mg 92mg Chives
Iron 2.14mg 1.6mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 52mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 202mg 296mg Chives
Sodium 2mg 3mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.189mg 0.157mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 1.13mg 0.21mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.078mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.647mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 52µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.084mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.128mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.104mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.031mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.115mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.049mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.146g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus Chives
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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

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.

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.