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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 Potassium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Copper +46.4%
Contains more Zinc +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
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 C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 C +1731.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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

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Drumstick tree 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Chayote Opinion
Calories 37 19 Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1 0.82 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.13 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 141 7.7 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 5.329999923706055 2.809999942779541 Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53 4.51 Drumstick tree
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.34 Drumstick tree
Calcium 30 17 Drumstick tree
Potassium 461 125 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 12 Drumstick tree
Sugar 1.66 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 1.7 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.45 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 50 18 Drumstick tree
Sodium 42 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 74 0 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.025 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.029 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.47 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.249 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.076 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 Chayote
Folate 44 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.01 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.001 Chayote
Phenylalanine 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 Chayote
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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. 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.