United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11149, Chayote, fruit, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Common Name: christophine
Scientific Name:  Sechium edule
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 1%   Refuse Description:   End and stem
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup (1" pieces) 132 g

chayote (5-3/4") 203 g
Proximates Water g 94.24 3 0.530 124.40 191.31
Proximates Energy kcal 19 -- -- 25 39
Proximates Energy kJ 80 -- -- 106 162
Proximates Protein g 0.82 3 0.120 1.08 1.66
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.13 3 0.060 0.17 0.26
Proximates Ash g 0.30 3 0.040 0.40 0.61
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.51 -- -- 5.95 9.16
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 1.7 3 0.500 2.2 3.5
Proximates Sugars, total g 1.66 -- -- 2.19 3.37
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 17 3 0.000 22 35
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 0.34 2 -- 0.45 0.69
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 12 3 1.000 16 24
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 18 3 3.000 24 37
Minerals Potassium, K mg 125 3 10.000 165 254
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 2 2 -- 3 4
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.74 3 0.430 0.98 1.50
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.123 -- -- 0.162 0.250
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.189 -- -- 0.249 0.384
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.2 -- -- 0.3 0.4
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 7.7 3 1.300 10.2 15.6
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.025 3 0.003 0.033 0.051
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.029 3 0.006 0.038 0.059
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.470 3 0.028 0.620 0.954
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.249 3 0.097 0.329 0.505
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.076 3 0.023 0.100 0.154
Vitamins Folate, total µg 93 3 28.000 123 189
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 93 3 28.000 123 189
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 93 -- -- 123 189
Vitamins Choline, total mg 9.2 -- -- 12.1 18.7
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.12 -- -- 0.16 0.24
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 4.1 -- -- 5.4 8.3
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.028 -- -- 0.037 0.057
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.024 -- -- 0.032 0.049
Lipids 18:0 g 0.003 -- -- 0.004 0.006
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.010 -- -- 0.013 0.020
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.009 -- -- 0.012 0.018
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.057 -- -- 0.075 0.116
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.021 -- -- 0.028 0.043
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.036 -- -- 0.048 0.073
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.011 1 -- 0.015 0.022
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.040 1 -- 0.053 0.081
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.044 1 -- 0.058 0.089
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.077 1 -- 0.102 0.156
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.039 1 -- 0.051 0.079
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.001 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.047 1 -- 0.062 0.095
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.032 1 -- 0.042 0.065
Amino Acids Valine g 0.063 1 -- 0.083 0.128
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.035 1 -- 0.046 0.071
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.015 1 -- 0.020 0.030
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.051 1 -- 0.067 0.104
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.092 1 -- 0.121 0.187
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.125 1 -- 0.165 0.254
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.041 1 -- 0.054 0.083
Amino Acids Proline g 0.044 1 -- 0.058 0.089
Amino Acids Serine g 0.047 1 -- 0.062 0.095
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Nutrient content of ethnic and geographic specific foods, Southern Testing and Research Laboratories , 1995  Beltsville MD  
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1730 CHAYOTE
  • C0140 FRUIT, PEEL PRESENT, CORE, PIT OR SEED PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION