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Chayote vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chayote and Onion

  • Onion contains less Folate, Copper, and Zinc than Chayote.
  • Chayote's daily need coverage for Folate is 19% higher.
  • Onion contains 4 times less Zinc than Chayote. Chayote contains 0.74mg of Zinc, while Onion contains 0.17mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chayote is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chayote, fruit, raw and Onions, 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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3
Onion
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.4
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.4
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
8
Onion

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%
Onion
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Onion

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

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Chayote Onion
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 cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chayote
Chayote is relatively richer in vitamins
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 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 Onion Opinion
Calories 19 40 Onion
Protein 0.82 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.13 0.1 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 7.4 Chayote
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 4.51 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.21 Chayote
Calcium 17 23 Onion
Potassium 125 146 Onion
Magnesium 12 10 Chayote
Sugar 1.66 4.24 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.7
Copper 0.123 0.039 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.17 Chayote
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 18 29 Onion
Sodium 2 4 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 2 Onion
Vitamin E 0.12 0.02 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.027 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.116 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.123 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.4 Chayote
Folate 93 19 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.042 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.017 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.04 0.021 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.014 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.025 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.039
Methionine 0.001 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.025 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.021 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.014 Chayote
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.