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Fennel vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fennel and Chayote?

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, Potassium, and Fiber, while Chayote is higher in Folate, Copper, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 49% higher.
  • Chayote has 3 times less Potassium than Fennel. Fennel has 414mg of Potassium, while Chayote has 125mg.
  • Chayote is lower in Sugar.

We used Fennel, bulb, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types in this 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
Fennel
5
:
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +188.2%
Contains more Potassium +231.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +188.2%
Contains more Potassium +231.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +270%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%

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
Fennel
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1431.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
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 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
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 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1431.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
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
28
Fennel
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
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
7%
Fennel
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Fennel
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.
Fennel Chayote
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel 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 richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Fennel Chayote Opinion
Calories 31 19 Fennel
Protein 1.24 0.82 Fennel
Fats 0.2 0.13 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 7.7 Fennel
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 2.809999942779541 Fennel
Carbs 7.3 4.51 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.34 Fennel
Calcium 49 17 Fennel
Potassium 414 125 Fennel
Magnesium 17 12 Fennel
Sugar 3.93 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 3.1 1.7 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.2 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 50 18 Fennel
Sodium 52 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 963 0 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.12 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.025 Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.029 Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.47 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.076 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 4.1 Fennel
Folate 27 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.01 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.057 Fennel
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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.