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Chayote vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Chili pepper different?

  • Chayote has more Folate, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Vitamin A.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 151% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote has 4 times more Folate than Chili pepper. Chayote has 93µg of Folate, while Chili pepper has 23µg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types were 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 Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Potassium +157.6%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.129
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Potassium +157.6%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.129

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 +23.9%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1766.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +565.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +241.5%
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1766.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +565.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +241.5%

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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Chayote
2%
Chili pepper

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 Chili pepper
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chayote Chili pepper
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?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
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 Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 19 40 Chili pepper
Protein 0.82 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.13 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 7.7 143.7 Chili pepper
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 7.309999942779541 Chili pepper
Carbs 4.51 8.81 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 17 14 Chayote
Potassium 125 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 12 23 Chili pepper
Sugar 1.66 5.3 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.5 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.74 0.26 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 2 9 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.12 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.201 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 14 Chili pepper
Folate 93 23 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.042 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.011 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.04 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.044 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.077 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.001 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.063 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.015 0.041 Chili pepper
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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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.