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Beetroot vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beetroot and Chayote different?

  • Beetroot is higher in Manganese, Potassium, and Iron, however Chayote is richer in Copper.
  • Beetroot contains 4 times more Sugar than Chayote. While Beetroot contains 6.76g of Sugar, Chayote contains only 1.66g.

Beets, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains more Copper +64%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains more Copper +64%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 2.81g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.82g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.13g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 4.51g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 19kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.8mg 0.34mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 18mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 125mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.35mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.075mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 33IU 0IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.025mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.029mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.076mg Chayote
Folate 109µg 93µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.011mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.044mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.058mg 0.039mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.001mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.056mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.021mg 0.015mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.028g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.01g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.057g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot 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
12
Beetroot
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beetroot
Beetroot is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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.
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.