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Broccoli vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broccoli and Chayote different?

  • Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, however Chayote is richer in Copper, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 91% higher.
  • Broccoli contains 25 times more Vitamin K than Chayote. While Broccoli contains 101.6µg of Vitamin K, Chayote contains only 4.1µg.

Broccoli, 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 Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +152.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +151%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +152.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +151%

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 +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +1058.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2378%
Contains more Folate +47.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +1058.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2378%
Contains more Folate +47.6%

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.
Broccoli 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 2.81g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.13g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 4.51g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 19kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 2.6g 1.7g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 17mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.34mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 18mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 125mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.41mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.049mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 623IU 0IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.12mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 7.7mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.029mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.47mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.249mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.076mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 4.1µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.011mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.04mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.044mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.077mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.039mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.001mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.047mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.063mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.015mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.01g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
65
Broccoli
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
5%
Chayote
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
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 - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.