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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.
  • 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
:
2
Chives
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains more Copper +90.4%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.8%
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
:
6
Chives
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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 B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +48266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12411.8%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647

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 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

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Garlic 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Chives Opinion
Calories 149 30 Garlic
Protein 6.36 3.27 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 31.2 58.1 Chives
Net carbs 30.959999084472656 1.850000023841858 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 4.35 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 1.6 Garlic
Calcium 181 92 Garlic
Potassium 401 296 Garlic
Magnesium 25 42 Chives
Sugar 1 1.85 Garlic
Fiber 2.1 2.5 Chives
Copper 0.299 0.157 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.56 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 58 Garlic
Sodium 17 3 Chives
Vitamin A 9 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 0.08 0.21 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.078 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.115 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.647 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.324 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.138 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 212.7 Chives
Folate 3 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.146 Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.066 0.037 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.128 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 0.139 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.195 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.163 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.036 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.105 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.145 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.057 Garlic
Fructose

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.