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Chayote vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Broccoli different?

  • Chayote is higher in Copper, and Folate, however Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 91% higher.
  • Chayote contains 3 times more Copper than Broccoli. While Chayote contains 0.123mg of Copper, Broccoli contains only 0.049mg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Broccoli, 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 less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +151%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +152.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +151%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +152.8%

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 Folate +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +1058.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2378%
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Folate +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +1058.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2378%

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 Broccoli
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 0.82g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.13g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 4.51g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 19kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 1.66g 1.7g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 17mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.34mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 18mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 125mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 2mg 33mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.41mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.049mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 93µg 63µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.04mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.077mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.039mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.001mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.063mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.015mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.039g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.038g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Broccoli
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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Chayote
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
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 - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.