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Chayote vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chayote and Parsnip?

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, however Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 16% more.

We used Chayote, fruit, raw and Parsnips, raw types in this article.

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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 Zinc +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.12

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 Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +448.8%
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 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +448.8%

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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
22
Parsnip

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%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Parsnip

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

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Chayote Parsnip
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 richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
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 Parsnip Opinion
Calories 19 75 Parsnip
Protein 0.82 1.2 Parsnip
Fats 0.13 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 7.7 17 Parsnip
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 13.09000015258789 Parsnip
Carbs 4.51 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.59 Parsnip
Calcium 17 36 Parsnip
Potassium 125 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 12 29 Parsnip
Sugar 1.66 4.8 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.123 0.12 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.59 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 71 Parsnip
Sodium 2 10 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.12 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 93 67 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.05 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.047 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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.