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Yam vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Yam and Chives?

  • Yam is higher in Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Fiber, yet Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chives' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 175% more.
  • Yam has 3 times more Potassium than Chives. While Yam has 816mg of Potassium, Chives have only 296mg.

We used Yam, raw and Chives, raw types 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
Yam
2
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6
Chives
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +441.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Contains more Iron +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +441.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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
Yam
3
:
7
Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +239.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3054.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9147.8%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.324
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
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 E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +239.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3054.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +9147.8%
Contains more Folate +356.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.324

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Chives Opinion
Calories 118kcal 30kcal Yam
Protein 1.53g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.17g 0.73g Chives
Vitamin C 17.1mg 58.1mg Chives
Net carbs 23.78g 1.85g Yam
Carbs 27.88g 4.35g Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.54mg 1.6mg Chives
Calcium 17mg 92mg Chives
Potassium 816mg 296mg Yam
Magnesium 21mg 42mg Chives
Sugar 0.5g 1.85g Yam
Fiber 4.1g 2.5g Yam
Copper 0.178mg 0.157mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 0.56mg Chives
Starch g g
Phosphorus 55mg 58mg Chives
Sodium 9mg 3mg Chives
Vitamin A 138IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.21mg Yam
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.078mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.138mg Yam
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 212.7µg Chives
Folate 23µg 105µg Chives
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.146g Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.267g Chives
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.054mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.096mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.059mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.021mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.071mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.062mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.034mg 0.057mg Chives
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam Chives
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
19
Yam
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
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%
Yam
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Yam
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.