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Turnip vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turnip and Chayote

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Chayote covers your daily need of Folate 20% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip has 3 times more Vitamin C than Chayote. While Turnip has 21mg of Vitamin C, Chayote has only 7.7mg.
  • Chayote has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turnips, 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
Turnip
3
:
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.1%
Contains less Sodium -97%
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
Turnip
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 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 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Turnip
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
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 the food
Protein
5%
Turnip
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
5%
Chayote
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turnip Chayote
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip 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 Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 2.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turnip Chayote Opinion
Calories 28 19 Turnip
Protein 0.9 0.82 Turnip
Fats 0.1 0.13 Chayote
Vitamin C 21 7.7 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 4.51 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.34 Chayote
Calcium 30 17 Turnip
Potassium 191 125 Turnip
Magnesium 11 12 Chayote
Sugars 3.8 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 1.8 1.7 Turnip
Copper 0.085 0.123 Chayote
Zinc 0.27 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 27 18 Turnip
Sodium 67 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.03 0.12 Chayote
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.025 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.029 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.47 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.076 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.1 Chayote
Folate 15 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.028 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.01 Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.057 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.009 0.011 Chayote
Threonine 0.025 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.036 0.044 Chayote
Leucine 0.033 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.036 0.039 Chayote
Methionine 0.011 0.001 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.03 0.063 Chayote
Histidine 0.014 0.015 Chayote
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.