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Chayote vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chayote and Vegetable

  • Chayote has more Folate, however Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Vegetable covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 24% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote has 5 times more Folate than Vegetable. While Chayote has 93µg of Folate, Vegetable has only 19µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chayote, fruit, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Iron +141.2%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +35.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Iron +141.2%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +35.2%

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 C +140.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074
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 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
Contains more Vitamin C +140.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 0.82g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.13g 0.15g Vegetable
Carbs 4.51g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 19kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 3.12g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 17mg 25mg Vegetable
Iron 0.34mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 12mg 22mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 18mg 51mg Vegetable
Potassium 125mg 169mg Vegetable
Sodium 2mg 35mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.49mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.083mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.38mg Vegetable
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 3.2mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.151mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.074mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 19µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.04mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.077mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.039mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.001mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.063mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.015mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.031g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.01g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.072g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Vegetable
Vegetable is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.