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Chayote vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chayote and Bell pepper

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, and Zinc, however Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Bell pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 81% more.
  • Chayote has 9 times more Folate than Bell pepper. Chayote has 93µg of Folate, while Bell pepper has 10µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chayote, fruit, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, 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 +70%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +469.2%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +469.2%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.34

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 B5 +151.5%
Contains more Folate +830%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +944.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48
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 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.5%
Contains more Folate +830%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +944.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48

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 Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 2.94g Bell pepper
Protein 0.82g 0.86g Bell pepper
Fats 0.13g 0.17g Bell pepper
Carbs 4.51g 4.64g Bell pepper
Calories 19kcal 20kcal Bell pepper
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 1.66g 2.4g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.7g
Calcium 17mg 10mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.34mg
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Chayote
Phosphorus 18mg 20mg Bell pepper
Potassium 125mg 175mg Bell pepper
Sodium 2mg 3mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.13mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.066mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.028mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.099mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 93µg 10µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.04mg 0.036mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.024mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.036mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.039mg
Methionine 0.001mg 0.007mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.063mg 0.036mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.01mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.058g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.008g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Bell pepper
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
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
9
Bell pepper

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
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper 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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.