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Chayote vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Beetroot different?

  • Chayote is higher in Copper, however Beetroot is richer in Manganese, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Chayote contains 2 times more Zinc than Beetroot. While Chayote contains 0.74mg of Zinc, Beetroot contains only 0.35mg.
  • Chayote has less Sugar.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Beets, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Copper +64%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Copper +64%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +17.2%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Beetroot

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chayote Beetroot
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 - 5.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beetroot
Beetroot is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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.
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 Beetroot Opinion
Calories 19 43 Beetroot
Protein 0.82 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.13 0.17 Beetroot
Vitamin C 7.7 4.9 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 6.760000228881836 Beetroot
Carbs 4.51 9.56 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 17 16 Chayote
Potassium 125 325 Beetroot
Magnesium 12 23 Beetroot
Sugar 1.66 6.76 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.123 0.075 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.35 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 40 Beetroot
Sodium 2 78 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 33 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.12 0.04 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.031 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.334 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.155 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.067 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.2 Chayote
Folate 93 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.011 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.04 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.044 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.077 0.068 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.001 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.046 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.056 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.021 Beetroot
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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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.