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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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Onion
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
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 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 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Onion Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 7.64g Onion
Protein 0.82g 1.1g Onion
Fats 0.13g 0.1g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 9.34g Onion
Calories 19kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 1.66g 4.24g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.7g
Calcium 17mg 23mg Onion
Iron 0.34mg 0.21mg Chayote
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Chayote
Phosphorus 18mg 29mg Onion
Potassium 125mg 146mg Onion
Sodium 2mg 4mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.17mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.039mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 2IU Onion
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.02mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 7.4mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.027mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.116mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.12mg Onion
Folate 93µg 19µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.4µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.04mg 0.021mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.014mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.025mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.039mg
Methionine 0.001mg 0.002mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.025mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.021mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.014mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.042g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.013g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.017g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Onion
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
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

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.

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.