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Garlic vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Garlic and Chives

  • Garlic has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Chives has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 176% higher.
  • Chives contain 16 times less Selenium than Garlic. Garlic contains 14.2µg of Selenium, while Chives contain 0.9µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Garlic, 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
Garlic
6
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2
Chives
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.6

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
Garlic
4
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6
Chives
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
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 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
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 B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
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.
Garlic Chives
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Chives Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 1.85g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 3.27g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 33.06g 4.35g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 30kcal Garlic
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1g 1.85g Garlic
Fiber 2.1g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 181mg 92mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 1.6mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 153mg 58mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 296mg Garlic
Sodium 17mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 1.16mg 0.56mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.157mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.078mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.647mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.324mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.138mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.037mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.128mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.139mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.195mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.163mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.036mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.105mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.145mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.057mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.146g Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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
43
Garlic
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
4%
Chives
Fats
2%
Garlic
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.