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Chili Pepper vs. Chayote — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili Pepper and Chayote different?

  • Chili Pepper are higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B1, however, Chayote is richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chili Pepper is 261% higher.

Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Contains more Manganese +25.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58% 31% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41% 25% 2%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +172%
Contains more Copper +41.5%
Contains more Manganese +25.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Equal in Calcium - 17

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.8%
Contains more Choline +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +304.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 7% 36%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +3049.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.8%
Contains more Choline +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +304.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +143.9%
Contains more Fats +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +109.8%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 94.24
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 9.46 g
Water: 87.74 g
Other: 0.6 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.82 g
Fats: 0.13 g
Carbs: 4.51 g
Water: 94.24 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +143.9%
Contains more Fats +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +109.8%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 94.24

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.01
15% 8% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
29% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.057 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.01

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chili Pepper Chayote
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili Pepper Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 2.81g Chili Pepper
Protein 2g 0.82g Chili Pepper
Fats 0.2g 0.13g Chili Pepper
Carbs 9.46g 4.51g Chili Pepper
Calories 40kcal 19kcal Chili Pepper
Sugar 5.1g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.5g 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 18mg 17mg Chili Pepper
Iron 1.2mg 0.34mg Chili Pepper
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Chili Pepper
Phosphorus 46mg 18mg Chili Pepper
Potassium 340mg 125mg Chili Pepper
Sodium 7mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.3mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.174mg 0.123mg Chili Pepper
Manganese 0.237mg 0.189mg Chili Pepper
Selenium 0.5µg 0.2µg Chili Pepper
Vitamin A 1179IU 0IU Chili Pepper
Vitamin A RAE 59µg 0µg Chili Pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.12mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin C 242.5mg 7.7mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.025mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.029mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.47mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.076mg Chili Pepper
Folate 23µg 93µg Chayote
Choline 11.1mg 9.2mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin K 14.3µg 4.1µg Chili Pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.011mg Chili Pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.04mg Chili Pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.044mg Chili Pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.077mg Chili Pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Chili Pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.001mg Chili Pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.047mg Chili Pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.063mg Chili Pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.015mg Chili Pepper
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.028g Chili Pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.01g Chili Pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.057g Chili Pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili Pepper Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
83%
Chili Pepper
13%
Chayote
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Chili Pepper
13%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Chayote
Chayote is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chili Pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.