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Chayote vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chayote and Bamboo shoot

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, yet Bamboo shoot is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin E , and Phosphorus.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 22% more than Bamboo shoot.
  • Chayote contains 10000000 times more Choline than Bamboo shoot. While Chayote contains 9.2mg of Choline, Bamboo shoot contains only 0mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chayote, fruit, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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 Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%

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 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.8%
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% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 3g Bamboo shoot
Protein 0.82g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.13g 0.3g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 4.51g 5.2g Bamboo shoot
Calories 19kcal 27kcal Bamboo shoot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 3g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 2.2g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 17mg 13mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.5mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 12mg 3mg Chayote
Phosphorus 18mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 125mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 2mg 4mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.123mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 4mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.07mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.6mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.161mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 93µg 7µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.04mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.077mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.039mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.001mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.063mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.015mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.069g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.007g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.134g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Bamboo shoot
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
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
24
Bamboo shoot

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.