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Chayote vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chayote and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, Zinc, and Manganese, yet Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 38% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote contains 7 times more Folate than Jerusalem artichoke. While Chayote contains 93µg of Folate, Jerusalem artichoke contains only 13µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chayote is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chayote, fruit, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, 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
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077
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 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.82g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.13g 0.01g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 19kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 9.6g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 14mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 18mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 125mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 2mg 4mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.12mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 4mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 93µg 13µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.1µg Chayote
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 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.004g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.001g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chayote Jerusalem artichoke
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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.94g)
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 - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.