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Parsnip vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Parsnip and Chayote?

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, however Chayote is richer in Folate.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 16% more.
  • Chayote contains 12 times less Vitamin E than Parsnip. Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Chayote contains 0.12mg.

We used Parsnips, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types 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
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Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.123
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.123

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 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +448.8%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
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 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +448.8%
Contains more Folate +38.8%

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
25
Parsnip
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
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%
Parsnip
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Parsnip
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.
Parsnip Chayote
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Parsnip 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?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
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 Parsnip Chayote Opinion
Calories 75 19 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 0.82 Parsnip
Fats 0.3 0.13 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 7.7 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 4.51 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.34 Parsnip
Calcium 36 17 Parsnip
Potassium 375 125 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 12 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 4.9 1.7 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.59 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 71 18 Parsnip
Sodium 10 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.49 0.12 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.025 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.029 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.47 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.249 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.076 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 4.1 Parsnip
Folate 67 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.01 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.