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Chayote vs. Celtuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chayote and Celtuce

  • Chayote is richer in Folate, and Copper, yet Celtuce is richer in Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Celtuce is 22% higher.
  • Chayote contains 3 times more Copper than Celtuce. Chayote contains 0.123mg of Copper, while Celtuce contains 0.04mg.

Food types used in this article are Chayote, fruit, raw and Celtuce, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains more Copper +207.5%
Contains more Calcium +129.4%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +164%
Contains more Manganese +264%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41% 25% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 21% 20% 17% 30% 2% 8% 14% 90% 5%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains more Copper +207.5%
Contains more Calcium +129.4%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +164%
Contains more Manganese +264%
Contains more Selenium +350%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Folate +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +153.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 6% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 210% 0% 0% 65% 14% 17% 11% 11% 12% 35% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Folate +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +153.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Contains more Fats +130.8%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Equal in Protein - 0.85
Equal in Water - 94.5
5% 94%
Protein: 0.82 g
Fats: 0.13 g
Carbs: 4.51 g
Water: 94.24 g
Other: 0.3 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 3.65 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Contains more Fats +130.8%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Equal in Protein - 0.85
Equal in Water - 94.5

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chayote Celtuce
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Celtuce Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 1.95g Chayote
Protein 0.82g 0.85g Celtuce
Fats 0.13g 0.3g Celtuce
Carbs 4.51g 3.65g Chayote
Calories 19kcal 18kcal Chayote
Sugar 1.66g Celtuce
Fiber 1.7g 1.7g
Calcium 17mg 39mg Celtuce
Iron 0.34mg 0.55mg Celtuce
Magnesium 12mg 28mg Celtuce
Phosphorus 18mg 39mg Celtuce
Potassium 125mg 330mg Celtuce
Sodium 2mg 11mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.27mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.04mg Chayote
Manganese 0.189mg 0.688mg Celtuce
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Celtuce
Vitamin A 0IU 3500IU Celtuce
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 175µg Celtuce
Vitamin E 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7mg 19.5mg Celtuce
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.055mg Celtuce
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.07mg Celtuce
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.55mg Celtuce
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.183mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.05mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 46µg Chayote
Choline 9.2mg Chayote
Vitamin K 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.006mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg 0.039mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.055mg Celtuce
Leucine 0.077mg 0.052mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.055mg Celtuce
Methionine 0.001mg 0.01mg Celtuce
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.036mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.046mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.015mg
Saturated Fat 0.028g Celtuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chayote Celtuce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Chayote
29%
Celtuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Chayote
21%
Celtuce

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celtuce
Celtuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Celtuce
Celtuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Celtuce
Celtuce is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Celtuce
Celtuce 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients
  2. Celtuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169990/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.