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

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Chayote Opinion
Calories 27 19 Bamboo shoot
Protein 2.6 0.82 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3 0.13 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 4 7.7 Chayote
Net carbs 3 2.809999942779541 Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2 4.51 Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 0.34 Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13 17 Chayote
Potassium 533 125 Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 3 12 Chayote
Sugar 3 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 2.2 1.7 Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19 0.123 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1 0.74 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 59 18 Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 20 0 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 1 0.12 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.025 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.029 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.47 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.24 0.076 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 4.1 Chayote
Folate 7 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.069 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134 0.057 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.027 0.011 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086 0.04 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088 0.044 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14 0.077 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134 0.039 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03 0.001 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09 0.047 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106 0.063 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042 0.015 Bamboo shoot
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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.