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Carrot vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sugars (difference - 2.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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.

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.
Carrot Summer squash
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Carrot Summer squash
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
97
Carrot
16
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
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
Carrot
2
:
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 38

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
Carrot
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +8253%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%
Contains more Vitamin A +8253%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%

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
6%
Carrot
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Carrot
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 Carrot Summer squash Opinion
Calories 41 16 Carrot
Protein 0.93 1.21 Summer squash
Fats 0.24 0.18 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 17 Summer squash
Carbs 9.58 3.35 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.35 Summer squash
Calcium 33 15 Carrot
Potassium 320 262 Carrot
Magnesium 12 17 Summer squash
Sugars 4.74 2.2 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.1 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.051 Summer squash
Zinc 0.24 0.29 Summer squash
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 38 Summer squash
Sodium 69 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 16706 200 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.12 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.048 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.487 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.155 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 3 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.044 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.089 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.028 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.042 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.069 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.065 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.017 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.041 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.053 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.025 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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