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Wakame vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wakame and Chayote different?

  • Chayote contains less Manganese, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus than Wakame.
  • Wakame covers your daily need of Manganese 53% more than Chayote.
  • Wakame has 436 times more Sodium than Chayote. Wakame has 872mg of Sodium, while Chayote has 2mg.

Seaweed, wakame, raw 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
Wakame
5
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Contains more Iron +541.2%
Contains more Calcium +782.4%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Copper +130.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +541.2%
Contains more Calcium +782.4%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Copper +130.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%

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
Wakame
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +693.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.3%
Contains more Folate +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3700%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 22% 20% 0% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 0% 14% 147%
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 +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +693.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.3%
Contains more Folate +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3700%

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
29
Wakame
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
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
18%
Wakame
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
5%
Chayote
Fats
3%
Wakame
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.
Wakame Chayote
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Wakame Chayote
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 870mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Chayote Opinion
Calories 45 19 Wakame
Protein 3.03 0.82 Wakame
Fats 0.64 0.13 Wakame
Vitamin C 3 7.7 Chayote
Net carbs 8.640000343322754 2.809999942779541 Wakame
Carbs 9.14 4.51 Wakame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.18 0.34 Wakame
Calcium 150 17 Wakame
Potassium 50 125 Chayote
Magnesium 107 12 Wakame
Sugar 0.65 1.66 Wakame
Fiber 0.5 1.7 Chayote
Copper 0.284 0.123 Wakame
Zinc 0.38 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 80 18 Wakame
Sodium 872 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 360 0 Wakame
Vitamin E 1 0.12 Wakame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.025 Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.23 0.029 Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6 0.47 Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697 0.249 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.076 Chayote
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.3 4.1 Wakame
Folate 196 93 Wakame
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058 0.01 Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218 0.057 Wakame
Tryptophan 0.035 0.011 Wakame
Threonine 0.165 0.04 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087 0.044 Wakame
Leucine 0.257 0.077 Wakame
Lysine 0.112 0.039 Wakame
Methionine 0.063 0.001 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112 0.047 Wakame
Valine 0.209 0.063 Wakame
Histidine 0.015 0.015
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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.