Nutrition for Chives

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Chives Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of chives (3 grams or 0.11 oz) contains 1 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Chives consists of 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Chives are an excellent source of a few nutrients, including Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

In one tablespoon of chives:

  • Calories: 1
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in chives.

See the Chives Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Chives, raw.

Calories in Chives

Chives have 1 calories per tablespoon or 33 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

50 percent of calories in chives are from carbohydrates and 50% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

A good portion, or 50% of the calories in chives are from carbohydrates. The carbs in chives are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (50% and 50%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of chives contains 0% of recommended daily values or 0.1 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in chives.

Calories from Fat

Chives does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Chives are very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in chives are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in chives.

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Protein in Chives

A single tablespoon of chives contains 0.1 grams of protein. Although chives are relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Tryptophan: < 0.1 g
  • Threonine: < 0.1 g
  • Isoleucine: < 0.1 g
  • Leucine: 0.01 g
  • Lysine: < 0.1 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: < 0.1 g
  • Valine: < 0.1 g
  • Histidine: < 0.1 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Chives

An good source of nutrients, chives contain abundant amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. In fact, a single tablespoon of chives contains 7% of recommended daily values or 6.4 ug of Vitamin K. Also an excellent source of Vitamin C, a single tablespoon of chives contains 2% of recommended daily values or 1.7 mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in chives (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 6.5 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 3.2 ug
  • Vitamin k: 6.4 ug
Minerals in chives (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 2.8 mg
  • Potassium: 8.9 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 1.3 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1.7 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 0.2 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in chives.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Chives [3]

Chives contain a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoids luteolin, isorhamnetin, kaempferol and quercetin. In one tablespoon of chives:

  • beta-carotene: 78 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 10 ug
  • luteolin: 0 mg
  • isorhamnetin: 0.2 mg
  • kaempferol: 0.3 mg
  • Quercetin: 0.14 mg

Chives Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Chives in Cooking

Chives are in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Chives can be consumed raw and is often chopped, minced or sliced before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of chives.

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