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Shallot vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shallot and Chives

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, however Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 177% more than Shallot.
  • Shallot has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Chives. While Shallot has 0.345mg of Vitamin B6, Chives have only 0.138mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Shallots, 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
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Chives
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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 B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%

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.
Shallot Chives
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Chives Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 1.85g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.1g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 16.8g 4.35g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 30kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 3.2g 2.5g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 92mg Chives
Iron 1.2mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 21mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 60mg 58mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 296mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.4mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.088mg 0.157mg Chives
Vitamin A 4IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.138mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.098mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.149mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.125mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.027mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.11mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.043mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.146g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shallot 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
15
Shallot
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
4%
Chives
Fats
0%
Shallot
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.