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Cucumber vs. Chayote — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Chayote

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, yet Chayote is richer in Folate, Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Chayote is 22% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 4 times more Vitamin K than Chayote. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Chayote contains 4.1µg.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Chayote, fruit, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +139.2%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41% 25% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +139.2%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Choline +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Choline +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +26.7%
Contains more Protein +26.2%
Contains more Fats +18.2%
Contains more Carbs +24.2%
Equal in Water - 94.24
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.82 g
Fats: 0.13 g
Carbs: 4.51 g
Water: 94.24 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Other +26.7%
Contains more Protein +26.2%
Contains more Fats +18.2%
Contains more Carbs +24.2%
Equal in Water - 94.24

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +78.1%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
29% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.057 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +78.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber Chayote
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 2.81g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 0.82g Chayote
Fats 0.11g 0.13g Chayote
Carbs 3.63g 4.51g Chayote
Calories 15kcal 19kcal Chayote
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 0.5g 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 16mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.28mg 0.34mg Chayote
Magnesium 13mg 12mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 18mg Cucumber
Potassium 147mg 125mg Cucumber
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.2mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.041mg 0.123mg Chayote
Manganese 0.079mg 0.189mg Chayote
Selenium 0.3µg 0.2µg Cucumber
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 0µg Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin C 2.8mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.025mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.249mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.076mg Chayote
Folate 7µg 93µg Chayote
Choline 6mg 9.2mg Chayote
Vitamin K 16.4µg 4.1µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.011mg Chayote
Threonine 0.019mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.029mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.029mg 0.039mg Chayote
Methionine 0.006mg 0.001mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.022mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.01mg 0.015mg Chayote
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
13%
Chayote
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
13%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients
  2. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/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.