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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
:
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +89.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Zinc +335.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
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 C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 C +77.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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 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 - 38)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.