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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 more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
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 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
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 Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
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 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +520%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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 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

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Chayote Turnip
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Turnip Opinion
Calories 19 28 Turnip
Protein 0.82 0.9 Turnip
Fats 0.13 0.1 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 21 Turnip
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 4.630000114440918 Turnip
Carbs 4.51 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.3 Chayote
Calcium 17 30 Turnip
Potassium 125 191 Turnip
Magnesium 12 11 Chayote
Sugar 1.66 3.8 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.123 0.085 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.27 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 27 Turnip
Sodium 2 67 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.4 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.2 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 0.1 Chayote
Folate 93 15 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.006 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.053 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.009 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.025 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.036 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.033 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.036 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.017 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.03 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.014 Chayote
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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.