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Arrowroot vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Arrowroot and Chayote?

  • Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, while Chayote is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 61% higher.
  • Chayote has 7 times less Iron than Arrowroot. Arrowroot has 2.22mg of Iron, while Chayote has 0.34mg.

We used Arrowroot, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.123
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.123

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Folate +263.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +305.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 0% 3% 0% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 0% 11% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Folate +263.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +305.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arrowroot Chayote
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Chayote Opinion
Calories 65kcal 19kcal Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 0.82g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.13g Arrowroot
Vitamin C 1.9mg 7.7mg Chayote
Net carbs 12.09g 2.81g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 4.51g Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.22mg 0.34mg Arrowroot
Calcium 6mg 17mg Chayote
Potassium 454mg 125mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Arrowroot
Sugar g 1.66g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 1.7g Chayote
Copper 0.121mg 0.123mg Chayote
Zinc 0.63mg 0.74mg Chayote
Starch g g
Phosphorus 98mg 18mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 2mg Chayote
Vitamin A 19IU 0IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.025mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.029mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.47mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.249mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.076mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.1µg Chayote
Folate 338µg 93µg Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.057g Arrowroot
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Chayote
Threonine mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine mg 0.039mg Chayote
Methionine mg 0.001mg Chayote
Phenylalanine mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine mg 0.015mg Chayote
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
13
Chayote

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.