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Winter melon vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Winter melon and Chives different?

  • Chives have more Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Calcium than Winter melon.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chives is 50% higher.

Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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
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Chives
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +384.2%
Contains more Potassium +4833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +582.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +384.2%
Contains more Potassium +4833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +582.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
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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10
Chives
Contains more Vitamin C +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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 C +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115

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
9
Winter melon
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Winter melon
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.
Winter melon Chives
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Winter melon 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 contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 108mg)
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)

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 Winter melon Chives Opinion
Calories 13 30 Chives
Protein 0.4 3.27 Chives
Fats 0.2 0.73 Chives
Vitamin C 13 58.1 Chives
Carbs 3 4.35 Chives
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 1.6 Chives
Calcium 19 92 Chives
Potassium 6 296 Chives
Magnesium 10 42 Chives
Sugars 1.85 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 2.5 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.157 Chives
Zinc 0.61 0.56 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 19 58 Chives
Sodium 111 3 Chives
Vitamin A 0 4353 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.078 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.115 Chives
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.647 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.324 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.138 Chives
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 Chives
Folate 5 105 Chives
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.146 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.002 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.009 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.003 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.057 Chives
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.