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Chayote vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Drumstick tree different?

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, however Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Drumstick tree is 148% higher.
  • Chayote contains 2 times more Folate than Drumstick tree. While Chayote contains 93µg of Folate, Drumstick tree contains only 44µg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Drumstick pods, 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
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.36
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.36

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 Folate +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
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 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Folate +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%

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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Drumstick tree

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

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Chayote Drumstick tree
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 lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
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 Drumstick tree Opinion
Calories 19 37 Drumstick tree
Protein 0.82 2.1 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.13 0.2 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 7.7 141 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 5.329999923706055 Drumstick tree
Carbs 4.51 8.53 Drumstick tree
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.36 Drumstick tree
Calcium 17 30 Drumstick tree
Potassium 125 461 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 12 45 Drumstick tree
Sugar 1.66 Drumstick tree
Fiber 1.7 3.2 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.123 0.084 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.45 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 50 Drumstick tree
Sodium 2 42 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 74 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.053 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.074 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.62 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.794 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.12 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 Chayote
Folate 93 44 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.033 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.102 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.003 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.