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Artichoke vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Artichoke and Summer squash different?

  • Artichoke is richer in Copper, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Folate, and Phosphorus, while Summer squash is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Artichoke covers your daily need of Copper 20% more than Summer squash.
  • Artichoke contains 5 times more Vitamin K than Summer squash. Artichoke contains 14.8µg of Vitamin K, while Summer squash contains 3µg.

Artichokes, (globe or french), 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +265.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.3%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +252.9%
Contains more Copper +352.9%
Contains more Zinc +69%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +265.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.3%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +252.9%
Contains more Copper +352.9%
Contains more Zinc +69%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +393.3%
Contains more Folate +134.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +393.3%
Contains more Folate +134.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Artichoke
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
12
Summer squash

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 food.
Protein
20%
Artichoke
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Artichoke
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Artichoke Summer squash
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Artichoke Summer squash
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Summer squash Opinion
Calories 47 16 Artichoke
Protein 3.27 1.21 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.18 Summer squash
Vitamin C 11.7 17 Summer squash
Carbs 10.51 3.35 Artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.35 Artichoke
Calcium 44 15 Artichoke
Potassium 370 262 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 17 Artichoke
Sugar 0.99 2.2 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 1.1 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.051 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.29 Artichoke
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Phosphorus 90 38 Artichoke
Sodium 94 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 13 200 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.19 0.12 Artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.048 Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.487 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.155 Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 3 Artichoke
Folate 68 29 Artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.044 Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.