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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 less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.36
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% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1731.2%
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 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 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1731.2%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 5.33g Drumstick tree
Protein 0.82g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.13g 0.2g Drumstick tree
Carbs 4.51g 8.53g Drumstick tree
Calories 19kcal 37kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 1.7g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 17mg 30mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.34mg 0.36mg Drumstick tree
Magnesium 12mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 18mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 125mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 2mg 42mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.45mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.084mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 74IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.053mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Folate 93µg 44µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg mg Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047mg mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.033g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.003g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Drumstick tree
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
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

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)

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.