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Onion vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Onion Chayote
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion 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
6
Onion
8
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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
7%
Onion
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Onion
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 Onion Chayote Opinion
Calories 40 19 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.82 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.4 7.7 Chayote
Carbs 9.34 4.51 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 23 17 Onion
Potassium 146 125 Onion
Magnesium 10 12 Chayote
Sugars 4.24 1.66 Onion
Fiber 1.7 1.7
Copper 0.039 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.17 0.74 Chayote
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 18 Onion
Sodium 4 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 2 0 Onion
Vitamin E 0.02 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.025 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.029 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.47 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.076 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 4.1 Chayote
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.01 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.014 0.011 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.014 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.025 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.039
Methionine 0.002 0.001 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.021 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.014 0.015 Chayote
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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