Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Chayote vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

Significant differences between Chayote and Summer squash

  • Chayote has more Folate, and Copper, however Summer squash is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 16% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash has 3 times less Zinc than Chayote. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Summer squash has 0.29mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chayote, fruit, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw.

Infographic

Chayote vs Summer squash infographic
Infographic link

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 +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Equal in Sodium - 2
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% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487
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 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 2.25g Chayote
Protein 0.82g 1.21g Summer squash
Fats 0.13g 0.18g Summer squash
Carbs 4.51g 3.35g Chayote
Calories 19kcal 16kcal Chayote
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 1.66g 2.2g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.1g Chayote
Calcium 17mg 15mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.35mg Summer squash
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 18mg 38mg Summer squash
Potassium 125mg 262mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.74mg 0.29mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.051mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.12mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.487mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.155mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.218mg Summer squash
Folate 93µg 29µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 3µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.011mg
Threonine 0.04mg 0.028mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.042mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.069mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.001mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.041mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.053mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.044g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.016g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.089g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Summer squash
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.