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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +270%
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" 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.249

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
9
Cucumber
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
13
Chayote

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
4%
Cucumber
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Chayote

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.
Cucumber Chayote
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cucumber Chayote
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?
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Chayote Opinion
Calories 15 19 Chayote
Protein 0.65 0.82 Chayote
Fats 0.11 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 2.8 7.7 Chayote
Net carbs 3.130000114440918 2.809999942779541 Cucumber
Carbs 3.63 4.51 Chayote
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 16 17 Chayote
Potassium 147 125 Cucumber
Magnesium 13 12 Cucumber
Sugar 1.67 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 0.5 1.7 Chayote
Copper 0.041 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.2 0.74 Chayote
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 18 Cucumber
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 105 0 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.025 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.029 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.47 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.249 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.076 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 4.1 Cucumber
Folate 7 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.005 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.019 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.021 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.029 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.029 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.006 0.001 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.022 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.01 0.015 Chayote
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. 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.