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Cabbage vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cabbage and Chayote different?

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however Chayote is richer in Folate, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 60% more than Chayote.
  • Cabbage has 5 times more Vitamin C than Chayote. Cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Chayote has 7.7mg.

Cabbage, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types were 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 +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Copper +547.4%
Contains more Zinc +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Copper +547.4%
Contains more Zinc +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 C +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1753.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
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 C +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1753.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +116.3%

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.
Cabbage 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 Cabbage Chayote Opinion
Calories 25kcal 19kcal Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 0.82g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.13g Chayote
Vitamin C 36.6mg 7.7mg Cabbage
Net carbs 3.3g 2.81g Cabbage
Carbs 5.8g 4.51g Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.47mg 0.34mg Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 17mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 125mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Sugar 3.2g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 2.5g 1.7g Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.123mg Chayote
Zinc 0.18mg 0.74mg Chayote
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 18mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 2mg Chayote
Vitamin A 98IU 0IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.12mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.029mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.076mg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 4.1µg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 93µg Chayote
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.01g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.057g Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.011mg
Threonine 0.035mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.041mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.044mg 0.039mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.001mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.042mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.022mg 0.015mg Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Chayote
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
35
Cabbage
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
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
8%
Cabbage
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage 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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.