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Taro vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
Taro Summer squash
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
13
Taro
16
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
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
Taro
6
:
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
Taro
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

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
9%
Taro
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Taro
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 Taro Summer squash Opinion
Calories 112 16 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.21 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.18 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 17 Summer squash
Carbs 26.46 3.35 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.35 Taro
Calcium 43 15 Taro
Potassium 591 262 Taro
Magnesium 33 17 Taro
Sugars 0.4 2.2 Summer squash
Fiber 4.1 1.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.051 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.29 Summer squash
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Phosphorus 84 38 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 76 200 Summer squash
Vitamin E 2.38 0.12 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.048 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.487 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.155 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.218 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 3 Summer squash
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.044 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.016
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.023 0.011 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.028 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.042 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.069 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.065 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.017 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.041 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.053 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.025 Taro
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