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Chayote vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Peppers different?

  • Chayote is higher in Folate, however Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 261% higher.
  • Chayote contains 4 times more Folate than Peppers. While Chayote contains 93µg of Folate, Peppers contain only 23µg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, raw are the varieties used 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 -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 B5 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +248.8%
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 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +248.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Peppers Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 7.96g Peppers
Protein 0.82g 2g Peppers
Fats 0.13g 0.2g Peppers
Carbs 4.51g 9.46g Peppers
Calories 19kcal 40kcal Peppers
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 5.1g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.5g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 18mg Peppers
Iron 0.34mg 1.2mg Peppers
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Peppers
Phosphorus 18mg 46mg Peppers
Potassium 125mg 340mg Peppers
Sodium 2mg 7mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.3mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.174mg Peppers
Vitamin A 0IU 1179IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.69mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 242.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.95mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.061mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.278mg Peppers
Folate 93µg 23µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 14.3µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.026mg Peppers
Threonine 0.04mg 0.074mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.065mg Peppers
Leucine 0.077mg 0.105mg Peppers
Lysine 0.039mg 0.089mg Peppers
Methionine 0.001mg 0.024mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.062mg Peppers
Valine 0.063mg 0.084mg Peppers
Histidine 0.015mg 0.041mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.021g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.011g Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.109g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Peppers
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
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
23
Peppers

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
12%
Peppers
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Peppers
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Peppers

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Chayote
Chayote is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.