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Butterbur vs. Chayote — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Butterbur and Chayote

  • Butterbur is higher in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Calcium, yet Chayote is higher in Folate, and Zinc.
  • Butterbur covers your daily Vitamin C needs 26% more than Chayote.
  • Butterbur contains 6 times more Calcium than Chayote. While Butterbur contains 103mg of Calcium, Chayote contains only 17mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Butterbur, (fuki), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +505.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +424%
Contains more Manganese +45%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Iron +240%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41% 25% 2%
Contains more Calcium +505.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +424%
Contains more Manganese +45%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Iron +240%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +19.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 C +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +678.1%
Contains more Folate +830%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +678.1%
Contains more Folate +830%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +386.7%
Contains more Protein +110.3%
Contains more Fats +225%
Contains more Carbs +24.9%
Equal in Water - 94.24
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.82 g
Fats: 0.13 g
Carbs: 4.51 g
Water: 94.24 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Other +386.7%
Contains more Protein +110.3%
Contains more Fats +225%
Contains more Carbs +24.9%
Equal in Water - 94.24

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Chayote
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 2.81g Butterbur
Protein 0.39g 0.82g Chayote
Fats 0.04g 0.13g Chayote
Carbs 3.61g 4.51g Chayote
Calories 14kcal 19kcal Chayote
Sugar 1.66g Butterbur
Fiber 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 103mg 17mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 0.34mg Chayote
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Butterbur
Phosphorus 12mg 18mg Chayote
Potassium 655mg 125mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.16mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.103mg 0.123mg Chayote
Manganese 0.274mg 0.189mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 0.2µg Butterbur
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Butterbur
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Butterbur
Vitamin E 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin C 31.5mg 7.7mg Butterbur
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.025mg Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.029mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.076mg Butterbur
Folate 10µg 93µg Chayote
Choline 9.2mg Chayote
Vitamin K 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg Chayote
Saturated Fat 0.028g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Butterbur
13%
Chayote
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
13%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chayote
Chayote is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterbur
Butterbur is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/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.