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Drumstick tree vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Drumstick tree and Chayote different?

  • Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Magnesium, and Fiber, however Chayote is richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Drumstick tree is 148% higher.
  • Drumstick tree contains 4 times more Magnesium than Chayote. While Drumstick tree contains 45mg of Magnesium, Chayote contains only 12mg.

Drumstick pods, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.34

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 C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Folate +111.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Folate +111.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 2.81g Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1g 0.82g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.13g Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53g 4.51g Drumstick tree
Calories 37kcal 19kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.66g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 1.7g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 17mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 0.34mg Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45mg 12mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 18mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 125mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.45mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.084mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 74IU 0IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 7.7mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.025mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.029mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.47mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.249mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.076mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Chayote
Threonine mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine mg 0.039mg Chayote
Methionine mg 0.001mg Chayote
Phenylalanine mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine mg 0.015mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.01g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Chayote
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
52
Drumstick tree
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
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
13%
Drumstick tree
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.