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Sweet onion vs. Chives — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Sweet onion and Chives

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Calcium in Chives are higher than in Sweet onion.
  • Chives covers your daily Vitamin K needs 177% more than Sweet onion.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Onions, sweet, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +360%
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains more Potassium +148.7%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +330.8%
Contains more Copper +180.4%
Contains more Manganese +390.8%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9.8% 6.4% 12% 11% 1% 3.5% 19% 9.9% 2.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 60% 30% 25% 26% 0.39% 15% 52% 49% 4.9%
Contains more Calcium +360%
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains more Potassium +148.7%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +330.8%
Contains more Copper +180.4%
Contains more Manganese +390.8%
Contains more Selenium +80%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 A +435200%
Contains more Vitamin E +950%
Contains more Vitamin C +1110.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +386.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +230.6%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.138
Equal in Choline - 5.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.06% 0.4% 0% 16% 10% 4.6% 2.5% 5.9% 30% 17% 0% 3% 0.75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 261% 4.2% 0% 194% 20% 27% 12% 19% 32% 79% 0% 2.8% 532%
Contains more Vitamin A +435200%
Contains more Vitamin E +950%
Contains more Vitamin C +1110.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +386.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +230.6%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.138
Equal in Choline - 5.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +73.6%
Contains more Protein +308.8%
Contains more Fats +812.5%
Contains more Other +203%
Equal in Water - 90.65
8% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.08 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.24 g
Other: 0.33 g
3% 4% 91%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 4.35 g
Water: 90.65 g
Other: 1 g
Contains more Carbs +73.6%
Contains more Protein +308.8%
Contains more Fats +812.5%
Contains more Other +203%
Equal in Water - 90.65

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sweet onion 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet onion Chives Opinion
Net carbs 6.65g 1.85g Sweet onion
Protein 0.8g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.08g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 7.55g 4.35g Sweet onion
Calories 32kcal 30kcal Sweet onion
Fructose 2.02g Sweet onion
Sugar 5.02g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 0.9g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 20mg 92mg Chives
Iron 0.26mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 9mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 27mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 119mg 296mg Chives
Sodium 8mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.13mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.056mg 0.157mg Chives
Manganese 0.076mg 0.373mg Chives
Selenium 0.5µg 0.9µg Chives
Vitamin A 1IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 218µg Chives
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.21mg Chives
Vitamin C 4.8mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.133mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.098mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 23µg 105µg Chives
Choline 5.5mg 5.2mg Sweet onion
Vitamin K 0.3µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.018mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.025mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.033mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.009mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.024mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.02mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.011mg 0.057mg Chives
Saturated Fat 0.146g Sweet onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sweet onion Chives
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Sweet onion
91%
Chives
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Sweet onion
29%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet onion
Sweet onion is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/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.