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Summer squash vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Summer squash and Chayote

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, however Chayote is richer in Folate, and Copper.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 16% more than Summer squash.
  • Chayote has 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Summer squash. Summer squash has 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, while Chayote has 0.029mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +155.2%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
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 C +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +220.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47

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.
Summer squash Chayote
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 2.81g Chayote
Protein 1.21g 0.82g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.13g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 4.51g Chayote
Calories 16kcal 19kcal Chayote
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.1g 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 15mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.35mg 0.34mg Summer squash
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 18mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 125mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.29mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.051mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.12mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 7.7mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.029mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.47mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.076mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.011mg
Threonine 0.028mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.069mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.065mg 0.039mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.001mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.053mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.025mg 0.015mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.01g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.057g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash 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
18
Summer squash
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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.
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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.