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Chayote vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Eggplant different?

  • Chayote has more Folate, Vitamin C, and Zinc, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 18% more than Eggplant.
  • Chayote has 5 times more Zinc than Eggplant. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Eggplant has 0.16mg.
  • Chayote contains less Sugar.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Eggplant, raw types were 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 Iron +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Copper +51.9%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Copper +51.9%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
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 C +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.1%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
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 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.1%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%

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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Eggplant

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Eggplant
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 cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Eggplant Opinion
Calories 19 25 Eggplant
Protein 0.82 0.98 Eggplant
Fats 0.13 0.18 Eggplant
Vitamin C 7.7 2.2 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 2.880000114440918 Eggplant
Carbs 4.51 5.88 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.23 Chayote
Calcium 17 9 Chayote
Potassium 125 229 Eggplant
Magnesium 12 14 Eggplant
Sugar 1.66 3.53 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.123 0.081 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.16 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 24 Eggplant
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 0 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.12 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.039 Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.084 Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 3.5 Chayote
Folate 93 22 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.034 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.016 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.011 0.009 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.037 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.045 Eggplant
Leucine 0.077 0.064 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.047 Eggplant
Methionine 0.001 0.011 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.043 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.053 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.023 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.