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Chayote vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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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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
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 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%
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

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Chayote
22
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
9
Chayote
16
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 the food
Protein
5%
Chayote
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
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 contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (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 - 52)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
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
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
Sugars 1.66 4.8 Parsnip
Fiber 1.7 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.123 0.12 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.59 Chayote
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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
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
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
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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