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Taro vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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.

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

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
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 Vitamin K +310%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 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 Vitamin K +310%
Contains more Folate +322.7%

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
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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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?
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 - 53)
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 Taro Chayote Opinion
Calories 112 19 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.82 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.13 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 7.7 Chayote
Carbs 26.46 4.51 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.34 Taro
Calcium 43 17 Taro
Potassium 591 125 Taro
Magnesium 33 12 Taro
Sugar 0.4 1.66 Taro
Fiber 4.1 1.7 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.123 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 84 18 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 76 0 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.12 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.025 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.029 Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.47 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.249 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.076 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 4.1 Chayote
Folate 22 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.01 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.057 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.011 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.04 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.044 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.077 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.039 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.001 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.047 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.063 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.015 Taro
Fructose

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.