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Chayote vs Zucchini - 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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Contains more Copper +132.1%
Contains more Zinc +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Equal in Calcium - 16
Contains more Copper +132.1%
Contains more Zinc +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Equal in Calcium - 16

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 B5 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.3
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.3

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
15
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
9
Chayote
9
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Chayote
1%
Zucchini

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 Zucchini
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chayote Zucchini
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 cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Zucchini Opinion
Calories 19 17 Chayote
Protein 0.82 1.21 Zucchini
Fats 0.13 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 7.7 17.9 Zucchini
Carbs 4.51 3.11 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.37 Zucchini
Calcium 17 16 Chayote
Potassium 125 261 Zucchini
Magnesium 12 18 Zucchini
Sugars 1.66 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.7 1 Chayote
Copper 0.123 0.053 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.32 Chayote
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 18 38 Zucchini
Sodium 2 8 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.045 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.451 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.204 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 4.3 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.084 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.011 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.011 0.01 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 0.029 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.044
Leucine 0.077 0.071 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.001 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.043 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.054 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.026 Zucchini
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.