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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
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Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
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 C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
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 Vitamin K +115.8%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
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 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
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 Vitamin K +115.8%
Contains more Folate +244.4%

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 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

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Cassava 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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