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Arrowroot vs. Summer squash — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Arrowroot and Summer squash different?

  • Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, while Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 77% more than Summer squash.
  • Arrowroot contains 6 times more Iron than Summer squash. Arrowroot contains 2.22mg of Iron, while Summer squash contains 0.35mg.

Arrowroot, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +534.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.9%
Contains more Potassium +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.175
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41% 23% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17% 23% 2%
Contains more Iron +534.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.9%
Contains more Potassium +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Manganese - 0.175

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +197.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +247.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22%
Contains more Folate +1065.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +952.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 4% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +197.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +247.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22%
Contains more Folate +1065.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +952.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +250.4%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +299.7%
Contains more Other +129%
Contains more Water +17.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.18
4% 13% 81%
Protein: 4.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.39 g
Water: 80.75 g
Other: 1.42 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 3.35 g
Water: 94.64 g
Other: 0.62 g
Contains more Protein +250.4%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +299.7%
Contains more Other +129%
Contains more Water +17.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.18

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089
29% 3% 68%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.092 g
30% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.044 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Arrowroot Summer squash
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 2.25g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 1.21g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 3.35g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 16kcal Arrowroot
Fructose 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 1.1g Arrowroot
Calcium 6mg 15mg Summer squash
Iron 2.22mg 0.35mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 38mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 262mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.63mg 0.29mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.051mg Arrowroot
Manganese 0.174mg 0.175mg Summer squash
Selenium 0.7µg 0.2µg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 10µg Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg Summer squash
Vitamin C 1.9mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.048mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.487mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.155mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.218mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 29µg Arrowroot
Choline 6.7mg Summer squash
Vitamin K 3µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg Summer squash
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.044g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.016g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.089g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Summer squash
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Arrowroot
17%
Summer squash
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Arrowroot
12%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.