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Wakame vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Wakame and Chives

  • Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B2, yet Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chives covers your daily Vitamin K needs 173% more than Wakame.
  • Wakame contains 291 times more Sodium than Chives. While Wakame contains 872mg of Sodium, Chives contain only 3mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Seaweed, wakame, 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
Wakame
5
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3
Chives
Contains more Calcium +63%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Magnesium +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Copper +80.9%
Contains more Potassium +492%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Calcium +63%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Magnesium +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Copper +80.9%
Contains more Potassium +492%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.4%

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
Wakame
5
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5
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1109.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1836.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +3913.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 14%
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 E +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1109.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1836.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +3913.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Chives Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 1.85g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.64g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 9.14g 4.35g Wakame
Calories 45kcal 30kcal Wakame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.65g 1.85g Wakame
Fiber 0.5g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 150mg 92mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 1.6mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 42mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 58mg Wakame
Potassium 50mg 296mg Chives
Sodium 872mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.38mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.284mg 0.157mg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 1mg 0.21mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.115mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.647mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.324mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 196µg 105µg Wakame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.3µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.165mg 0.128mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.257mg 0.195mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.063mg 0.036mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg 0.105mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg 0.145mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.146g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Wakame 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
29
Wakame
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
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
18%
Wakame
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
4%
Chives
Fats
3%
Wakame
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 869mg)
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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.