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Welsh onion vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Welsh onion and Chives different?

  • Chives have more Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B6 than Welsh onion.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chives is 35% higher.

Onions, welsh, raw and Chives, raw are the varieties used 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
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Copper +124.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Copper +124.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56

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 E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +275.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 212.7
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
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 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +275.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +556.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 212.7

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.
Welsh 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 Welsh onion Chives Opinion
Net carbs 4.1g 1.85g Welsh onion
Protein 1.9g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.4g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 6.5g 4.35g Welsh onion
Calories 34kcal 30kcal Welsh onion
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.18g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 2.4g 2.5g Chives
Calcium 18mg 92mg Chives
Iron 1.22mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 23mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 49mg 58mg Chives
Potassium 212mg 296mg Chives
Sodium 17mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.52mg 0.56mg Chives
Copper 0.07mg 0.157mg Chives
Vitamin A 1160IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.21mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.169mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.072mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 16µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 193.4µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.074mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.081mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.113mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.095mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.021mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.084mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.033mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.146g Welsh onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Welsh onion 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
61
Welsh onion
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
18
Welsh onion
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
11%
Welsh onion
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
7%
Welsh onion
4%
Chives
Fats
2%
Welsh onion
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
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

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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.