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Zucchini vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
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.

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.
Zucchini Chayote
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini 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
15
Zucchini
8
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
9
Zucchini
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
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Contains more Potassium +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Copper +132.1%
Contains more Zinc +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Calcium - 17
Contains more Potassium +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Copper +132.1%
Contains more Zinc +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +132.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.1
Contains more Vitamin C +132.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.1

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%
Zucchini
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Zucchini
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 Zucchini Chayote Opinion
Calories 17 19 Chayote
Protein 1.21 0.82 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.13 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 7.7 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 4.51 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.34 Zucchini
Calcium 16 17 Chayote
Potassium 261 125 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 12 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 1.66 Zucchini
Fiber 1 1.7 Chayote
Copper 0.053 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.32 0.74 Chayote
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 18 Zucchini
Sodium 8 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 200 0 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.025 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.029 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.47 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.076 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 4.1 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.01 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.057 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.029 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.044
Leucine 0.071 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.067 0.039 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.001 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.054 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.026 0.015 Zucchini
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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