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Chayote vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chayote and Welsh onion

  • Chayote has more Folate, and Copper, however Welsh onion has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 158% more.
  • Chayote has 6 times more Folate than Welsh onion. Chayote has 93µg of Folate, while Welsh onion has 16µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chayote, fruit, raw and Onions, welsh, 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
Contains more Copper +75.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Potassium +69.6%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Contains more Copper +75.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Potassium +69.6%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +4617.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072
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 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +4617.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072

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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
1%
Chayote
2%
Welsh onion

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 Welsh onion
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

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Chayote Welsh onion
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 richer in minerals?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.52g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Welsh onion Opinion
Calories 19 34 Welsh onion
Protein 0.82 1.9 Welsh onion
Fats 0.13 0.4 Welsh onion
Vitamin C 7.7 27 Welsh onion
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 4.099999904632568 Welsh onion
Carbs 4.51 6.5 Welsh onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1.22 Welsh onion
Calcium 17 18 Welsh onion
Potassium 125 212 Welsh onion
Magnesium 12 23 Welsh onion
Sugar 1.66 2.18 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2.4 Welsh onion
Copper 0.123 0.07 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.52 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 18 49 Welsh onion
Sodium 2 17 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 1160 Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.12 0.51 Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.05 Welsh onion
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.09 Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.4 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.169 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.072 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 193.4 Welsh onion
Folate 93 16 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.067 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.056 Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.156 Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.011 0.021 Welsh onion
Threonine 0.04 0.074 Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.044 0.081 Welsh onion
Leucine 0.077 0.113 Welsh onion
Lysine 0.039 0.095 Welsh onion
Methionine 0.001 0.021 Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.061 Welsh onion
Valine 0.063 0.084 Welsh onion
Histidine 0.015 0.033 Welsh onion
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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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.