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Chayote vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chayote and Arrowroot?

  • Chayote is richer in Vitamin C, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 61% higher.
  • Arrowroot has 4 times less Vitamin C than Chayote. Chayote has 7.7mg of Vitamin C, while Arrowroot has 1.9mg.

We used Chayote, fruit, raw and Arrowroot, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Iron +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Iron +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.121

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 +305.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Folate +263.4%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +305.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Folate +263.4%

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
Chayote
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
31
Arrowroot

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
5%
Chayote
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Arrowroot

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.
Chayote Arrowroot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chayote Arrowroot
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 Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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 Chayote Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 19 65 Arrowroot
Protein 0.82 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.13 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 7.7 1.9 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 4.51 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 17 6 Chayote
Potassium 125 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 12 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 1.66 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.7 1.3 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.121 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.63 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 2 26 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 Chayote
Folate 93 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.039 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.004 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 Chayote
Fructose

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. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.