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Chayote vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chayote and Ginger

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 21% more than Ginger.
  • Chayote contains 2 times more Zinc than Ginger. While Chayote contains 0.74mg of Zinc, Ginger contains only 0.34mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chayote, fruit, raw and Ginger root, raw.

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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
Ginger
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025

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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Chayote
3%
Ginger

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 Ginger
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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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Ginger
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?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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 Ginger Opinion
Calories 19 80 Ginger
Protein 0.82 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.13 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 7.7 5 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 4.51 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.6 Ginger
Calcium 17 16 Chayote
Potassium 125 415 Ginger
Magnesium 12 43 Ginger
Sugar 1.66 1.7 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2 Ginger
Copper 0.123 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.74 0.34 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 34 Ginger
Sodium 2 13 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.12 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.025
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.034 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.203 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.1 Chayote
Folate 93 11 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.203 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.011 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.04 0.036 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.077 0.074 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.001 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.045 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.015 0.03 Ginger
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.