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Shallot vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shallot and Chayote?

  • Shallot is richer in Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Fiber, and Phosphorus, while Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 21% higher.
  • Chayote has 5 times less Sugar than Shallot. Shallot has 7.87g of Sugar, while Chayote has 1.66g.

We used Shallots, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +167.2%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +167.2%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Folate +173.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin K +412.5%
Contains more Folate +173.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 7.7

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
15
Shallot
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Shallot
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.
Shallot Chayote
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Shallot 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 Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Shallot Chayote Opinion
Calories 72 19 Shallot
Protein 2.5 0.82 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 8 7.7 Shallot
Net carbs 13.600000381469727 2.809999942779541 Shallot
Carbs 16.8 4.51 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.34 Shallot
Calcium 37 17 Shallot
Potassium 334 125 Shallot
Magnesium 21 12 Shallot
Sugar 7.87 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 3.2 1.7 Shallot
Copper 0.088 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.4 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 60 18 Shallot
Sodium 12 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 4 0 Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.025 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.029 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.47 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.249 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.076 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 4.1 Chayote
Folate 34 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.028 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.01 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.028 0.011 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.04 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.044 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.077 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.039 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.001 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.047 Shallot
Valine 0.11 0.063 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.015 Shallot
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.