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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 4 times more Magnesium than Bamboo shoot. While Chayote contains 12mg of Magnesium, Bamboo shoot contains only 3mg.

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 Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 4% 48% 3% 64% 30% 26% 1%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Potassium +326.4%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%

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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
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 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 14% 2% 20% 0% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
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 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 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

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Chayote Bamboo shoot
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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Bamboo shoot Opinion
Calories 19 27 Bamboo shoot
Protein 0.82 2.6 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.13 0.3 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 7.7 4 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 3 Bamboo shoot
Carbs 4.51 5.2 Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.5 Bamboo shoot
Calcium 17 13 Chayote
Potassium 125 533 Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 12 3 Chayote
Sugar 1.66 3 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2.2 Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.123 0.19 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.74 1.1 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 18 59 Bamboo shoot
Sodium 2 4 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 20 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 0.12 1 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.15 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.07 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.6 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.161 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.24 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0 Chayote
Folate 93 7 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.069 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.007 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.011 0.027 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.04 0.086 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.044 0.088 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.077 0.14 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.039 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.001 0.03 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.09 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.063 0.106 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.015 0.042 Bamboo shoot
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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. 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.