Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Taro vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the differences between Taro and Chayote?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Copper, however Chayote is richer in Folate.
  • Chayote's daily need coverage for Folate is 18% more.
  • Chayote contains 20 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Chayote contains 0.12mg.

We used Taro, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw types in this article.

Infographic

Taro vs Chayote infographic
Infographic link

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
Taro
6
:
Contains more Calcium +152.9%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.8%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +221.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Calcium +152.9%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.8%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +221.7%

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
Taro
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +310%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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 E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +310%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.81g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.82g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.13g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 4.51g Taro
Calories 112kcal 19kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 1.66g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.7g Taro
Calcium 43mg 17mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.34mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 12mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 18mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 125mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.23mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.172mg 0.123mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.12mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.025mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.029mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.47mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.249mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.076mg Taro
Folate 22µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.011mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.04mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.044mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.077mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.039mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.001mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.047mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.063mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.015mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.01g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.057g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
Taro
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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
9%
Taro
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.