Chayote Nutrition

Nutrients in 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2023-09-28

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Chayote


Overview of Chayote Nutrition

Scientific Name: Sechium edule


Order: Cucurbitales


Family: Cucurbitaceae


Chayote (Sechium edule) is a plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. Chayote originated from Mexico and Central America. It is also known as chocho or mirliton squash. Chayote is a light green, pear-shaped fruit with a single, large pit and edible flesh and skin. It has a crispy, juicy flesh with a flavor like apple or cucumber. Chayote has a moderate amount of vitamin C (9% daily value [DV]), which serves as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against cellular damage, reduce inflammation, and neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. In addition to its antioxidant capacity, vitamin C stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a major component of skin. It gives skin its strength and elasticity. Chayote is also an excellent source of folate (23% DV). There is 93 mg of folate in 100 g of chayote. Folate (or folic acid) plays a key role in the production of healthy red blood cells and the synthesis of DNA. Folate is also critical during periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy and fetal development. Adequate folate intake may also play a role in preventing preterm births.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 19 kcal 1%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 4.51 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.70 g 6%
Sugars 1.66 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.13 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.06 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.02 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.04 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.82 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.04 g
  • Isoleucine
0.04 g
  • Leucine
0.08 g
  • Lysine
0.04 g
  • Methionine
0.00 g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
0.05 g
  • Tyrosine
0.03 g
  • Valine
0.06 g
  • Arginine
0.04 g
  • Histidine
0.01 g
  • Alanine
0.05 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.09 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.12 g
  • Glycine
0.04 g
  • Proline
0.04 g
  • Serine
0.05 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 7.70 mg 9%
Thiamin 0.03 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.03 mg 2%
Niacin 0.47 mg 3%
Pantothenic Acid 0.25 mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.08 mg 5%
Folate, total 93.00 mg 23%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
93.00 mcg
Choline 9.20 mg 2%
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 0.00 mcg 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
0.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 0.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.12 mg 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.12 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4.10 mcg 3%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 17.00 mg 1%
Iron 0.34 mg 2%
Magnesium 12.00 mg 3%
Phosphorus 18.00 mg 1%
Potassium 125.00 mg 3%
Sodium 2.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.74 mg 7%
Copper 0.12 mg 13%
Manganese 0.19 mg 8%
Selenium 0.20 mcg 0%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 94.24 g
Ash 0.30 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.