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Jalapeño vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jalapeño and Chayote different?

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K and Vitamin B3, however Chayote is richer in Folate, Copper, Vitamin A and Zinc.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily need of Vitamin C 123% more than Chayote.
  • Jalapeño has 30 times more Vitamin E than Chayote. Jalapeño has 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Chayote has 0.12mg.

Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types were used 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 Potassium +98.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +428.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +98.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +428.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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 +1440.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.2%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
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 +1440.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.2%
Contains more Folate +244.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
64
Jalapeño
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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 the food
Protein
5%
Jalapeño
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
5%
Chayote
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jalapeño Chayote
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño 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 vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 2.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jalapeño Chayote Opinion
Calories 29 19 Jalapeño
Protein 0.91 0.82 Jalapeño
Fats 0.37 0.13 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6 7.7 Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5 4.51 Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 12 17 Chayote
Potassium 248 125 Jalapeño
Magnesium 15 12 Jalapeño
Sugars 4.12 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Jalapeño
Copper 0.046 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.14 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 26 18 Jalapeño
Sodium 3 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 1078 0 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58 0.12 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.025 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.029 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28 0.47 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315 0.249 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.076 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 18.5 4.1 Jalapeño
Folate 27 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029 0.01 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112 0.057 Jalapeño
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 2.63 Jalapeño

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.