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Bamboo shoot vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bamboo shoot and Chayote

  • Bamboo shoot is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin E , and Phosphorus, yet Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 22% more than Bamboo shoot.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 8 times more Vitamin E than Chayote. While Bamboo shoot contains 1mg of Vitamin E , Chayote contains only 0.12mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Bamboo shoots, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw.

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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 +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Bamboo shoot Chayote
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 3g 2.81g Bamboo shoot
Protein 2.6g 0.82g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.13g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 4.51g Bamboo shoot
Calories 27kcal 19kcal Bamboo shoot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 2.2g 1.7g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.5mg 0.34mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 3mg 12mg Chayote
Phosphorus 59mg 18mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 125mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 1.1mg 0.74mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.123mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 1mg 0.12mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.029mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.47mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.076mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.011mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.04mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.044mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.077mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.039mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.001mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.047mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.063mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.015mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.057g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
14
Bamboo shoot
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
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
16%
Bamboo shoot
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
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 - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.