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Cassava vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cassava and Chayote

  • Cassava has more Vitamin C, Manganese, and Vitamin B1, however Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 17% more than Cassava.
  • Cassava has 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Chayote. While Cassava has 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, Chayote has only 0.025mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cassava, 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
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains more Copper +23%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains more Copper +23%
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 E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
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 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%

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.
Cassava 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cassava Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 2.81g Cassava
Protein 1.36g 0.82g Cassava
Fats 0.28g 0.13g Cassava
Carbs 38.06g 4.51g Cassava
Calories 160kcal 19kcal Cassava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.8g 1.7g Cassava
Calcium 16mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.27mg 0.34mg Chayote
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Cassava
Phosphorus 27mg 18mg Cassava
Potassium 271mg 125mg Cassava
Sodium 14mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.34mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.1mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Cassava
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.12mg Cassava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.6mg 7.7mg Cassava
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.025mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.029mg Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 0.47mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.076mg Cassava
Folate 27µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.011mg Cassava
Threonine 0.028mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.027mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.039mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.044mg 0.039mg Cassava
Methionine 0.011mg 0.001mg Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.035mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.02mg 0.015mg Cassava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.01g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cassava 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
14
Cassava
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
14
Cassava
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%
Cassava
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Cassava
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 - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 94)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava 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 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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.