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Cassava vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Cassava Chayote
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cassava Chayote
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
14
Cassava
8
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cassava
9
Chayote

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 Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 17

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%

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
8%
Cassava
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Cassava
1%
Chayote

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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 Cassava Chayote Opinion
Calories 160 19 Cassava
Protein 1.36 0.82 Cassava
Fats 0.28 0.13 Cassava
Vitamin C 20.6 7.7 Cassava
Carbs 38.06 4.51 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 16 17 Chayote
Potassium 271 125 Cassava
Magnesium 21 12 Cassava
Sugars 1.7 1.66 Cassava
Fiber 1.8 1.7 Cassava
Copper 0.1 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.34 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 27 18 Cassava
Sodium 14 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 13 0 Cassava
Vitamin E 0.19 0.12 Cassava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.025 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048 0.029 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854 0.47 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.088 0.076 Cassava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 4.1 Chayote
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.074 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075 0.01 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.019 0.011 Cassava
Threonine 0.028 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.027 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.039 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.044 0.039 Cassava
Methionine 0.011 0.001 Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.035 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.02 0.015 Cassava
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