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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 2.81g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 0.82g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.13g Chayote
Carbs 16.8g 4.51g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 19kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 3.2g 1.7g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 17mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.34mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Shallot
Phosphorus 60mg 18mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 125mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.4mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.088mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.12mg Chayote
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 7.7mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.025mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.029mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.47mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.249mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.076mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.011mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.04mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.044mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.077mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.039mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.001mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.047mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.063mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.015mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.028g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.01g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.057g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
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

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.

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.