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Jerusalem artichoke vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Chayote

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, yet Chayote is higher in Folate, Zinc, and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 38% more than Chayote.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Chayote. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Chayote contains only 0.025mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Chayote is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, 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 Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%

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 E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 1%
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 E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.5%
Contains more Folate +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 2.81g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.82g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.13g Chayote
Carbs 17.44g 4.51g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 19kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 14mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 3.4mg 0.34mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 18mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 125mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.12mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.14mg 0.123mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.025mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.029mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.47mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.249mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.076mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 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 0g 0.028g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.01g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke 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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.