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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, 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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6
Chives
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +78.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -75%
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 C +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%
Contains more Folate +208.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
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 B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +626.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108725%
Contains more Vitamin E +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +26487.5%
Contains more Folate +208.8%

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 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

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Shallot 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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