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Chayote vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
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Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
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 B5 +132.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Chayote
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
9
Chayote
10
Cassava

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 the food
Protein
5%
Chayote
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
38%
Cassava
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Cassava

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chayote Cassava
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Cassava
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 contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava 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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chayote Cassava Opinion
Calories 19 160 Cassava
Protein 0.82 1.36 Cassava
Fats 0.13 0.28 Cassava
Vitamin C 7.7 20.6 Cassava
Carbs 4.51 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.27 Chayote
Calcium 17 16 Chayote
Potassium 125 271 Cassava
Magnesium 12 21 Cassava
Sugars 1.66 1.7 Cassava
Fiber 1.7 1.8 Cassava
Copper 0.123 0.1 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.34 Chayote
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Phosphorus 18 27 Cassava
Sodium 2 14 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 13 Cassava
Vitamin E 0.12 0.19 Cassava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.087 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.048 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.854 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.107 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.088 Cassava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 1.9 Chayote
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.074 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.075 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.048 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.019 Cassava
Threonine 0.04 0.028 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.027 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.039 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.044 Cassava
Methionine 0.001 0.011 Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.026 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.035 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.02 Cassava
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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