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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, 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 more Zinc +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
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 C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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 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

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Chayote Peppers
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Peppers Opinion
Calories 19 40 Peppers
Protein 0.82 2 Peppers
Fats 0.13 0.2 Peppers
Vitamin C 7.7 242.5 Peppers
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 7.960000038146973 Peppers
Carbs 4.51 9.46 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1.2 Peppers
Calcium 17 18 Peppers
Potassium 125 340 Peppers
Magnesium 12 25 Peppers
Sugar 1.66 5.1 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.5 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.174 Peppers
Zinc 0.74 0.3 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 46 Peppers
Sodium 2 7 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 1179 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.12 0.69 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.09 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.09 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.95 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.061 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.278 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 14.3 Peppers
Folate 93 23 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.021 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.011 Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.109 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.011 0.026 Peppers
Threonine 0.04 0.074 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.044 0.065 Peppers
Leucine 0.077 0.105 Peppers
Lysine 0.039 0.089 Peppers
Methionine 0.001 0.024 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.062 Peppers
Valine 0.063 0.084 Peppers
Histidine 0.015 0.041 Peppers
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. 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.