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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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +200%
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 E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
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 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 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 0.82g 1.2g Parsnip
Fats 0.13g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 4.51g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 19kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 4.8g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 17mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 0.34mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Magnesium 12mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 18mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 125mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 2mg 10mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.59mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 93µg 67µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg mg Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047mg mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.05g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.047g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Parsnip
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
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

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)

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.