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Chayote vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition 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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Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Chayote
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
9
Chayote
6
Jícama

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 the food
Protein
5%
Chayote
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chayote Jícama
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Jícama
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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 minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chayote Jícama Opinion
Calories 19 38 Jícama
Protein 0.82 0.72 Chayote
Fats 0.13 0.09 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 4.51 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 17 12 Chayote
Potassium 125 150 Jícama
Magnesium 12 12
Sugars 1.66 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.7 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.123 0.048 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.16 Chayote
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Phosphorus 18 18
Sodium 2 4 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.12 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.02 Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.029
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.2 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.135 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.042 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.3 Chayote
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.005 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.043 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.018 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.016 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.025 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.026 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.017 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.022 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.019 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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