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Sweet potato vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sweet potato and Chives

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6, however Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Calcium and Manganese.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 176% more than Sweet potato.
  • Sweet potato has 3 times more Vitamin A than Chives. While Sweet potato has 709µg of Vitamin A, Chives have only 218µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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 +13.9%
Contains more Iron +162.3%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.157
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Iron +162.3%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.157

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 A +225.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2320.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +11716.7%
Contains more Folate +854.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 A +225.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2320.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +11716.7%
Contains more Folate +854.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
85
Sweet potato
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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 the food
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
4%
Chives
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
3%
Chives

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sweet potato Chives
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.128g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chives
Chives contains less Sugars (difference - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sweet potato Chives Opinion
Calories 86 30 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.05 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 2.4 58.1 Chives
Carbs 20.12 4.35 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 1.6 Chives
Calcium 30 92 Chives
Potassium 337 296 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 42 Chives
Sugars 4.18 1.85 Chives
Fiber 3 2.5 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.157 Chives
Zinc 0.3 0.56 Chives
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 58 Chives
Sodium 55 3 Chives
Vitamin A 14187 4353 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.21 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.078
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.115 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.647 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.324 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.138 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 212.7 Chives
Folate 11 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.146 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.031 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.083 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.055 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.092 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.066 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.029 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.086 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.031 0.057 Chives
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.