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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 Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Potassium +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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

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 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

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Jerusalem artichoke 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Chayote Opinion
Calories 73 19 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.82 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 4 7.7 Chayote
Net carbs 15.84000015258789 2.809999942779541 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 4.51 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.34 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 17 Chayote
Potassium 429 125 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 9.6 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 1.6 1.7 Chayote
Copper 0.14 0.123 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 78 18 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 20 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.12 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.025 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.029 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.47 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.249 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.076 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.1 Chayote
Folate 13 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.028 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 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
Fructose

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.