Cabbage vs. Chives

Nutrition comparison of Cabbage and Chives


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cabbage versus chives (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cabbage and chives:

  • Both cabbage and chives are high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
  • Chive has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than cabbage, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than chive.
  • Chive has more riboflavin, niacin and folate.
  • Chive is a great source of potassium.
  • Chive is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cabbage and chives is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Chives (Chives, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Cabbage and chives contain similar amounts of calories - cabbage has 25 calories per 100 grams and chive has 30 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cabbage is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and similar to chives for fat. Cabbage has a macronutrient ratio of 17:80:3 and for chives, 50:50:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cabbage Chives
Protein 17% 50%
Carbohydrates 80% 50%
Fat 3% ~
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Cabbage and chives contain similar amounts carbs - cabbage has 5.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and chive has 4.4g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in cabbage are made of 56% sugar and 44% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in chives comprise of 57% dietary fiber and 43% sugar.

dietary fiber

Both cabbage and chives are high in dietary fiber. is very similar to cabbage for dietary fiber - cabbage has 2.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chive has 2.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cabbage and chives contain similar amounts of sugar - cabbage has 3.2g of sugar per 100 grams and chive has 1.9g of sugar.



Protein

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Chive has 155% more protein than cabbage - cabbage has 1.3g of protein per 100 grams and chive has 3.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cabbage and chives are low in saturated fat - cabbage has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chive has 0.15g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both cabbage and chives are high in Vitamin C. Chive has 59% more Vitamin C than cabbage - cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chive has 58.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Chive is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 42 times more Vitamin A than cabbage - cabbage has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chive has 218ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Cabbage and chives contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cabbage has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chive has 0.21mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chive is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 180% more Vitamin K than cabbage - cabbage has 76ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chive has 212.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Chive has more riboflavin, niacin and folate. Both cabbage and chives contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Cabbage Chives
Thiamin 0.061 MG 0.078 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.115 MG
Niacin 0.234 MG 0.647 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.212 MG 0.324 MG
Vitamin B6 0.124 MG 0.138 MG
Folate 43 UG 105 UG

Minerals

calcium

Chive is an excellent source of calcium and it has 130% more calcium than cabbage - cabbage has 40mg of calcium per 100 grams and chive has 92mg of calcium.

iron

Chive has 240% more iron than cabbage - cabbage has 0.47mg of iron per 100 grams and chive has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Chive is a great source of potassium and it has 74% more potassium than cabbage - cabbage has 170mg of potassium per 100 grams and chive has 296mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, both cabbage and chives contain small amounts of luteolin.

Cabbage Chives
apigenin 0.08 mg ~
luteolin 0.1 mg 0.15 mg
kaempferol 0.18 mg 10.0 mg
Quercetin 0.28 mg 4.77 mg
isorhamnetin ~ 6.75 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, chive has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than cabbage per 100 grams, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than chive per 100 grams.

Cabbage Chives
beta-carotene 42 UG 2612 UG
alpha-carotene 33 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 30 UG 323 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, chive has more linoleic acid than cabbage per 100 grams.

Cabbage Chives
linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.252 G
Total 0.017 G 0.252 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Chives (Chives, raw) .

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