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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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5
Daikon
Contains more Zinc +393.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.115
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Zinc +393.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
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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1
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 Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Folate +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 0% 3% 0% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 0% 11% 70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 0% 1% 22%
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 Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Folate +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%

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 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

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Chayote Daikon
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Daikon Opinion
Calories 19 18 Chayote
Protein 0.82 0.6 Chayote
Fats 0.13 0.1 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 22 Daikon
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 2.5 Chayote
Carbs 4.51 4.1 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 17 27 Daikon
Potassium 125 227 Daikon
Magnesium 12 16 Daikon
Sugar 1.66 2.5 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.115 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.15 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 23 Daikon
Sodium 2 21 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.12 0 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.02 Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.02 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.2 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.138 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.046 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.3 Chayote
Folate 93 28 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.03 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.045 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.003 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.025 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.026 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.031 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.03 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.02 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.028 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.011 Chayote
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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.