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Tomato vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Chayote different?

  • Tomato has more Vitamin C, however Chayote is richer in Folate, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 20% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato has 2 times more Potassium than Chayote. Tomato has 237mg of Potassium, while Chayote has 125mg.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Chayote, fruit, raw types were used 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
Tomato
2
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Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
Tomato
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 2.81g Chayote
Protein 0.88g 0.82g Tomato
Fats 0.2g 0.13g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 4.51g Chayote
Calories 18kcal 19kcal Chayote
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 1.2g 1.7g Chayote
Calcium 10mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.27mg 0.34mg Chayote
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Chayote
Phosphorus 24mg 18mg Tomato
Potassium 237mg 125mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.17mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.059mg 0.123mg Chayote
Vitamin A 833IU 0IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.12mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 7.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.025mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.029mg Chayote
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.47mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.076mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 4.1µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.011mg Chayote
Threonine 0.027mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.044mg Chayote
Leucine 0.025mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.027mg 0.039mg Chayote
Methionine 0.006mg 0.001mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.018mg 0.063mg Chayote
Histidine 0.014mg 0.015mg Chayote
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.028g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.01g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.057g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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
16
Tomato
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
5%
Chayote
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.97g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.028 g)
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.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.