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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 less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Iron +552.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Iron +552.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 0.82g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.13g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 4.51g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 19kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.7g 1.3g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 6mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 18mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 125mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 2mg 26mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.63mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.121mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 19IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 1.9mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 93µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg mg Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047mg mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.039g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.004g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Arrowroot
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
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

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 - 58)
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.

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.