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Chayote vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chayote and Tomatillo

  • Chayote has more Folate, however Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6644% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote has 13 times more Folate than Tomatillo. While Chayote has 93µg of Folate, Tomatillo has only 7µg.
  • Chayote has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chayote, fruit, raw and Tomatillos, 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 +142.9%
Contains more Zinc +236.4%
Contains more Copper +55.7%
Contains more Iron +82.4%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +114.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Zinc +236.4%
Contains more Copper +55.7%
Contains more Iron +82.4%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +114.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 +66%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +293.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.3%
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 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 26%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +293.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 3.94g Tomatillo
Protein 0.82g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.13g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 4.51g 5.84g Tomatillo
Calories 19kcal 32kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 3.93g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.9g Tomatillo
Calcium 17mg 7mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 18mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 125mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 2mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.74mg 0.22mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.079mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.15mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.056mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 7µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg mg Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047mg mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.139g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Tomatillo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
14
Tomatillo

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
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Chayote
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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.

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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.