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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 RAE, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Chives covers your daily need of Vitamin K 176% more than Sweet potato.
  • Sweet potato has 3 times more Vitamin A RAE than Chives. While Sweet potato has 709µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%
Contains more Iron +162.3%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.157
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%
Contains more Iron +162.3%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
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 Folate +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +11716.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 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 Folate +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +11716.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Chives Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 1.85g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.05g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 20.12g 4.35g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 30kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 3g 2.5g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 92mg Chives
Iron 0.61mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 25mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 47mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 337mg 296mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.3mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.151mg 0.157mg Chives
Vitamin A 14187IU 4353IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.21mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.078mg
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.324mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.138mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.083mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.092mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.066mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.029mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.086mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.031mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.146g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
4%
Chives
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
3%
Chives

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 is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.