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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 more Zinc +516.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%

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 Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
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 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 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
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 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 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

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Chayote Jerusalem artichoke
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 19 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.82 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.13 0.01 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 4 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 15.84000015258789 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 4.51 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 17 14 Chayote
Potassium 125 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 12 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 1.66 9.6 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.74 0.12 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 2 4 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.12 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.077 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.1 Chayote
Folate 93 13 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.004 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.001 Chayote
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. 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.