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Chayote vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chayote and Fennel?

  • Chayote is richer in Folate, and Copper, while Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 49% higher.
  • Fennel has 4 times less Zinc than Chayote. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Fennel has 0.2mg.
  • Chayote is lower in Sugar.

We used Chayote, fruit, raw and Fennel, bulb, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Fennel
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +188.2%
Contains more Potassium +231.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +188.2%
Contains more Potassium +231.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%

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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Fennel
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1431.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.232
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 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1431.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.232

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
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
18
Fennel

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
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
7%
Fennel
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Fennel

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 Fennel
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Fennel
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?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Fennel Opinion
Calories 19 31 Fennel
Protein 0.82 1.24 Fennel
Fats 0.13 0.2 Fennel
Vitamin C 7.7 12 Fennel
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 4.199999809265137 Fennel
Carbs 4.51 7.3 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.73 Fennel
Calcium 17 49 Fennel
Potassium 125 414 Fennel
Magnesium 12 17 Fennel
Sugar 1.66 3.93 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 3.1 Fennel
Copper 0.123 0.066 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.2 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 50 Fennel
Sodium 2 52 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 963 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.12 0.58 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.01 Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.032 Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.64 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.232 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.047 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 62.8 Fennel
Folate 93 27 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.09 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.068 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.169 Fennel
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
Fructose

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.