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Chayote vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Daikon different?

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, Manganese, and Zinc, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Chayote is 16% higher.
  • Chayote contains 5 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Chayote contains 0.189mg of Manganese, Daikon contains only 0.038mg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Radishes, oriental, 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
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Daikon
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +393.3%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.115
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +393.3%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.115

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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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Folate +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Folate +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 2.5g Chayote
Protein 0.82g 0.6g Chayote
Fats 0.13g 0.1g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 4.1g Chayote
Calories 19kcal 18kcal Chayote
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 2.5g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.34mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 12mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 18mg 23mg Daikon
Potassium 125mg 227mg Daikon
Sodium 2mg 21mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.15mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.115mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.02mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.2mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.138mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.046mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 28µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.3µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.003mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg 0.025mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.026mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.031mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.03mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg 0.006mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.02mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.028mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.011mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.03g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.045g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Daikon
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
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
14
Daikon

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%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chayote
Chayote 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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.