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Potato vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Potato and Chayote

  • Potato has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Iron, and Phosphorus, while Chayote has more Folate.
  • Chayote's daily need coverage for Folate is 20% higher.
  • Chayote contains 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Potato. Potato contains 0.298mg of Vitamin B6, while Chayote contains 0.076mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
Potato
4
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Contains more Iron +138.2%
Contains more Potassium +240%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +138.2%
Contains more Potassium +240%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Potato
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +155.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +105%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +155.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +105%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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
18
Potato
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Chayote
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Potato 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 lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 86)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Chayote Opinion
Calories 77 19 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.82 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 19.7 7.7 Potato
Carbs 17.49 4.51 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.34 Potato
Calcium 12 17 Chayote
Potassium 425 125 Potato
Magnesium 23 12 Potato
Sugar 0.82 1.66 Potato
Fiber 2.1 1.7 Potato
Copper 0.11 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.3 0.74 Chayote
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 18 Potato
Sodium 6 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 2 0 Potato
Vitamin E 0.01 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.025 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.029 Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.47 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.249 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.076 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 4.1 Chayote
Folate 15 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.028 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.021 0.011 Potato
Threonine 0.067 0.04 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 0.044 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.077 Potato
Lysine 0.107 0.039 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.001 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.047 Potato
Valine 0.103 0.063 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.015 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.