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Chayote vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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.

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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 +13.3%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chayote Summer squash
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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Summer squash Opinion
Calories 19 16 Chayote
Protein 0.82 1.21 Summer squash
Fats 0.13 0.18 Summer squash
Vitamin C 7.7 17 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 2.25 Chayote
Carbs 4.51 3.35 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.35 Summer squash
Calcium 17 15 Chayote
Potassium 125 262 Summer squash
Magnesium 12 17 Summer squash
Sugar 1.66 2.2 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.1 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.051 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.29 Chayote
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Phosphorus 18 38 Summer squash
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 0 200 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.048 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.487 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.155 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 3 Chayote
Folate 93 29 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.044 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.011
Threonine 0.04 0.028 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.042 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.069 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.001 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.041 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.053 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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.