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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 0.82g 1.24g Fennel
Fats 0.13g 0.2g Fennel
Carbs 4.51g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 19kcal 31kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 3.93g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 17mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.34mg 0.73mg Fennel
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Fennel
Phosphorus 18mg 50mg Fennel
Potassium 125mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 2mg 52mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.2mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.066mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 12mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.01mg Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.032mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.232mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.047mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 27µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 62.8µg Fennel
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 0.09g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Fennel
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
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

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.

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.