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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 RAE.
  • 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 less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +157.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.129
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +157.6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +1766.2%
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 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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +1766.2%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 7.31g Chili pepper
Protein 0.82g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.13g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 4.51g 8.81g Chili pepper
Calories 19kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 5.3g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.5g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 14mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 18mg 43mg Chili pepper
Potassium 125mg 322mg Chili pepper
Sodium 2mg 9mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.26mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 0IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.201mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 93µg 23µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 14µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.04mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.077mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.039mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.001mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.063mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.015mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.042g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Chili pepper
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
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

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)

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.