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Ginger vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ginger and Chives

  • Ginger has more Copper, however Chives has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Calcium, Manganese and Vitamin B2.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 177% more.
  • Ginger has 6 times more Choline than Chives. Ginger has 28.8mg of Choline, while Chives have 5.2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
3
:
5
Chives
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 42
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 42

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
Ginger
3
:
7
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1062%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +212600%
Contains more Folate +854.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1062%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +212600%
Contains more Folate +854.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Ginger
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Chives
Fats
3%
Ginger
3%
Chives

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Chives
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 0.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chives
Chives is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.057g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Chives Opinion
Calories 80 30 Ginger
Protein 1.82 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.75 0.73 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 58.1 Chives
Carbs 17.77 4.35 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 1.6 Chives
Calcium 16 92 Chives
Potassium 415 296 Ginger
Magnesium 43 42 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 1.85 Ginger
Fiber 2 2.5 Chives
Copper 0.226 0.157 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.56 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 34 58 Chives
Sodium 13 3 Chives
Vitamin A 0 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 0.26 0.21 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.078 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.115 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.647 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.324 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.138 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 212.7 Chives
Folate 11 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.146 Chives
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.095 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.012 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.036 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.051 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.074 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.057 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.013 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.073 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.03 0.057 Chives
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.