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Artichoke vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Artichoke and Chayote?

  • Artichoke is richer in Fiber, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, and Potassium, while Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Artichoke's daily need coverage for Fiber is 15% higher.
  • Chayote has 5 times less Magnesium than Artichoke. Artichoke has 60mg of Magnesium, while Chayote has 12mg.

We used Artichokes, (globe or french), 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
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Contains more Iron +276.5%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +196%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +87.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +276.5%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +196%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +87.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%

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 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +261%
Contains more Folate +36.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
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 C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +261%
Contains more Folate +36.8%

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
19
Artichoke
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
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
20%
Artichoke
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Artichoke
1%
Chayote

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.
Artichoke 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Artichoke Chayote
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is cheaper?
Artichoke
Artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Chayote Opinion
Calories 47 19 Artichoke
Protein 3.27 0.82 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.13 Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7 7.7 Artichoke
Carbs 10.51 4.51 Artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.34 Artichoke
Calcium 44 17 Artichoke
Potassium 370 125 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 12 Artichoke
Sugar 0.99 1.66 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 1.7 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.123 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 90 18 Artichoke
Sodium 94 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 13 0 Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.12 Artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.025 Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.029 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.47 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.249 Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.076 Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 4.1 Artichoke
Folate 68 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.057 Artichoke
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 Chayote
Fructose

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. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.