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Chayote vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Tomato different?

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, and Zinc, however Tomato is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 20% more than Tomato.
  • Chayote has 4 times more Zinc than Tomato. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Tomato has 0.17mg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
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2
Tomato
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +92.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +92.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Tomato

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote Tomato
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?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.97g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.028 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Tomato Opinion
Calories 19 18 Chayote
Protein 0.82 0.88 Tomato
Fats 0.13 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin C 7.7 13.7 Tomato
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 2.690000057220459 Chayote
Carbs 4.51 3.89 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.27 Chayote
Calcium 17 10 Chayote
Potassium 125 237 Tomato
Magnesium 12 11 Chayote
Sugar 1.66 2.63 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.2 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.059 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.17 Chayote
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 18 24 Tomato
Sodium 2 5 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.12 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.037 Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.019 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.594 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.089 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.08 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 7.9 Tomato
Folate 93 15 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.028
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.011 0.006 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.027 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.018 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.025 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.027 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 0.006 Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.027 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.018 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.014 Chayote
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.