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Chayote vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chayote and Cucumber

  • Chayote is richer in Folate, Copper, and Vitamin C, yet Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Chayote is 22% higher.
  • Chayote contains 4 times more Zinc than Cucumber. Chayote contains 0.74mg of Zinc, while Cucumber contains 0.2mg.

Food types used in this article are Chayote, fruit, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Iron +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259

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 Cucumber
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 0.82g 0.65g Chayote
Fats 0.13g 0.11g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 3.63g Chayote
Calories 19kcal 15kcal Chayote
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.66g 1.67g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 0.5g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 16mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.28mg Chayote
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 18mg 24mg Cucumber
Potassium 125mg 147mg Cucumber
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.74mg 0.2mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.041mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.03mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 2.8mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.098mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.04mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 7µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.005mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg 0.019mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.021mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.029mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.029mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.019mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.022mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.01mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.037g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.005g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.032g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chayote Cucumber
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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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.
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

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.