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Chayote vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chayote and Turnip

  • Chayote has more Folate, however Turnip is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 20% more than Turnip.
  • Chayote has 3 times more Zinc than Turnip. While Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, Turnip has only 0.27mg.
  • Chayote has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chayote, fruit, raw and Turnips, 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
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Turnip
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
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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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
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 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 0.82g 0.9g Turnip
Fats 0.13g 0.1g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 19kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 3.8g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 17mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 0.34mg 0.3mg Chayote
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Chayote
Phosphorus 18mg 27mg Turnip
Potassium 125mg 191mg Turnip
Sodium 2mg 67mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.27mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.085mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.03mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.03mg Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.4mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.2mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 93µg 15µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.009mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg 0.025mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.036mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.033mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.036mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.017mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.03mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.014mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.006g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.053g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
13
Turnip

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%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.

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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.