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Carrot vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Carrot and Summer squash

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Fiber, however Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Carrot covers your daily Vitamin A needs 92% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash contains 6 times less Vitamin E than Carrot. Carrot contains 0.66mg of Vitamin E , while Summer squash contains 0.12mg.
  • Summer squash has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Carrots, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
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
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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 Folate +52.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
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 Folate +52.6%

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.
Carrot Summer squash
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 2.25g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.21g Summer squash
Fats 0.24g 0.18g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 3.35g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 16kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 4.74g 2.2g Summer squash
Fiber 2.8g 1.1g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 15mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.35mg Summer squash
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 35mg 38mg Summer squash
Potassium 320mg 262mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.24mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.045mg 0.051mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 16706IU 200IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.12mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.048mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.487mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.155mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.218mg Summer squash
Folate 19µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 3µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.011mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.028mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.042mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.069mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.065mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.017mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.041mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.053mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.025mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.044g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.016g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.089g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
98
Carrot
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (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 - 26)
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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.