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Chayote vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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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3
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
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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4
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 Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Chayote
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
9
Chayote
9
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 the food
Protein
5%
Chayote
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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 contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
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
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
Sugars 1.66 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 1.7 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.123 0.085 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.27 Chayote
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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
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
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
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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