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Broccoli vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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.
Broccoli Summer squash
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Summer squash
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
80
Broccoli
16
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
14
Broccoli
9
Summer squash

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
:
Contains more Iron +108.6%
Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +41.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.051
Contains more Iron +108.6%
Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +41.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.051

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.6%

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
17%
Broccoli
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
3%
Summer squash
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Summer squash

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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 Broccoli Summer squash Opinion
Calories 34 16 Broccoli
Protein 2.82 1.21 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.18 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 17 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 3.35 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.35 Broccoli
Calcium 47 15 Broccoli
Potassium 316 262 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 17 Broccoli
Sugars 1.7 2.2 Summer squash
Fiber 2.6 1.1 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.051 Summer squash
Zinc 0.41 0.29 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 38 Broccoli
Sodium 33 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 623 200 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 0.12 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.048 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.487 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.155 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 3 Broccoli
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.044 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.033 0.011 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.028 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.042 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.069 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.065 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.017 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.041 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.053 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.025 Broccoli
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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