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Chayote vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chayote and Chicory

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, Vitamin C, and Zinc, however, Chicory is richer in Fiber.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 14% more than Chicory.
  • Chicory has 5 times less Zinc than Chayote. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Chicory has 0.16mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chayote, fruit, raw and Chicory, witloof, 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 more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Manganese +89%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Selenium - 0.2
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 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Manganese +89%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Selenium - 0.2

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 C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Carbs +12.8%
Contains more Other +60%
Equal in Protein - 0.9
Equal in Water - 94.52
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: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Carbs +12.8%
Contains more Other +60%
Equal in Protein - 0.9
Equal in Water - 94.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.3%
29% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.057 g
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 0.9g Chayote
Protein 0.82g 0.9g Chicory
Fats 0.13g 0.1g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 4g Chayote
Calories 19kcal 17kcal Chayote
Sugar 1.66g Chicory
Fiber 1.7g 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 17mg 19mg Chicory
Iron 0.34mg 0.24mg Chayote
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Chayote
Phosphorus 18mg 26mg Chicory
Potassium 125mg 211mg Chicory
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.74mg 0.16mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.051mg Chayote
Manganese 0.189mg 0.1mg Chayote
Selenium 0.2µg 0.2µg
Vitamin A 0IU 29IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Chicory
Vitamin E 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7mg 2.8mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.062mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.027mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.16mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.145mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.042mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 37µg Chayote
Choline 9.2mg Chayote
Vitamin K 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.016mg Chicory
Threonine 0.04mg 0.025mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.077mg 0.039mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.035mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg 0.005mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.022mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.041mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.015mg
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.024g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.002g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.044g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Chicory
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Chayote
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chayote
Chayote is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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

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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.