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Chayote vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chayote and Shallot?

  • Chayote is richer in Folate, while Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 21% higher.
  • Shallot has 3 times less Folate than Chayote. Chayote has 93µg of Folate, while Shallot has 34µg.
  • Chayote is lower in Sugar.

We used Chayote, fruit, raw and Shallots, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Copper +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +167.2%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
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% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +167.2%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%

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 E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Folate +173.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Folate +173.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Shallot

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

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Chayote Shallot
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Shallot Opinion
Calories 19 72 Shallot
Protein 0.82 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.13 0.1 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 8 Shallot
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 13.600000381469727 Shallot
Carbs 4.51 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 17 37 Shallot
Potassium 125 334 Shallot
Magnesium 12 21 Shallot
Sugar 1.66 7.87 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.123 0.088 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.4 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 60 Shallot
Sodium 2 12 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 4 Shallot
Vitamin E 0.12 0.04 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.02 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.2 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.8 Chayote
Folate 93 34 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.014 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.039 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.04 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.044 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.077 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.039 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.001 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.063 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.015 0.043 Shallot
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.