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Carrot vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Chayote

  • Carrot has more Vitamin K and Potassium, however Chayote is higher in Vitamin A, Folate and Copper.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 93% more than Chayote.
  • Carrot has 6 times more Vitamin E than Chayote. While Carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E , Chayote has only 0.12mg.
  • Chayote has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, 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
Carrot
3
:
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +156%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +173.3%
Contains more Zinc +208.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +156%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +173.3%
Contains more Zinc +208.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
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
Carrot
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +222%
Contains more Vitamin C +30.5%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +222%
Contains more Vitamin C +30.5%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
98
Carrot
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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 the food
Protein
6%
Carrot
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carrot Chayote
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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 contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 3.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carrot Chayote Opinion
Calories 41 19 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.82 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.13 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 7.7 Chayote
Carbs 9.58 4.51 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 33 17 Carrot
Potassium 320 125 Carrot
Magnesium 12 12
Sugars 4.74 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.24 0.74 Chayote
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 18 Carrot
Sodium 69 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.12 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.025 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.029 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.47 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.249 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.076 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 4.1 Carrot
Folate 19 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.01 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.057 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.04 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.044 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.077 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.039 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.001 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.047 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.063 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.015 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.