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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 RAE, 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
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5
Chives
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Zinc +64.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1062%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +212600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1062%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +212600%

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.
Ginger Chives
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Chives Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 1.85g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.75g 0.73g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 4.35g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 30kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.85g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 16mg 92mg Chives
Iron 0.6mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 43mg 42mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 415mg 296mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.34mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.226mg 0.157mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.21mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.647mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.138mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.036mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.074mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.057mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.013mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.073mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.03mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.146g Chives
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.095g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger 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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Chives
Fats
3%
Ginger
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. 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.