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Summer squash vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Summer squash and Chives?

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin B6, yet Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 175% more.
  • Summer squash has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Chives. While Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, Chives have only 0.138mg.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Chives, raw types in this article.

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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 less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +357.1%
Contains more Calcium +513.3%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Copper +207.8%
Contains more Zinc +93.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +357.1%
Contains more Calcium +513.3%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains more Magnesium +147.1%
Contains more Copper +207.8%
Contains more Zinc +93.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.6%

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
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Chives
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2076.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +6990%
Contains more Folate +262.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2076.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +6990%
Contains more Folate +262.1%

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
18
Summer squash
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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.
Summer squash Chives
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Summer squash 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 Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Chives Opinion
Calories 16 30 Chives
Protein 1.21 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.18 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 17 58.1 Chives
Carbs 3.35 4.35 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 1.6 Chives
Calcium 15 92 Chives
Potassium 262 296 Chives
Magnesium 17 42 Chives
Sugar 2.2 1.85 Chives
Fiber 1.1 2.5 Chives
Copper 0.051 0.157 Chives
Zinc 0.29 0.56 Chives
Starch
Phosphorus 38 58 Chives
Sodium 2 3 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 0.12 0.21 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.078 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.115 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.647 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.324 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.138 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 212.7 Chives
Folate 29 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.146 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.011 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.028 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.042 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.069 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.065 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.017 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.053 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.025 0.057 Chives
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.