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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
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.123
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
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 E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
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 E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.8%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 2.81g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.82g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.13g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 4.51g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 19kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 4.9g 1.7g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 17mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.34mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 12mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 18mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 125mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.59mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.12mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 7.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.025mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.029mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.47mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.249mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.076mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 4.1µg Parsnip
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 0.05g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.01g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip 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
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

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)

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.