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Onion vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Chayote

  • Onion contains less Folate, Copper, and Zinc than Chayote.
  • Chayote's daily need coverage for Folate is 19% higher.
  • Chayote contains 3 times less Sugar than Onion. Onion contains 4.24g of Sugar, while Chayote contains 1.66g.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, 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
Onion
3
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Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +215.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +215.4%

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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 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 B1 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +925%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 2.81g Onion
Protein 1.1g 0.82g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.13g Chayote
Carbs 9.34g 4.51g Onion
Calories 40kcal 19kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 1.7g
Calcium 23mg 17mg Onion
Iron 0.21mg 0.34mg Chayote
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Chayote
Phosphorus 29mg 18mg Onion
Potassium 146mg 125mg Onion
Sodium 4mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.17mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.039mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Onion
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.025mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.029mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.076mg Onion
Folate 19µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.011mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.025mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.039mg
Methionine 0.002mg 0.001mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.021mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.014mg 0.015mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.01g Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Onion 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
8
Onion
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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%
Onion
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chayote
Chayote is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.