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Ginger vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ginger and Summer squash?

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, and Magnesium, yet Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 19% more.
  • Ginger has 4 times more Choline than Summer squash. While Ginger has 28.8mg of Choline, Summer squash has only 6.7mg.

We used Ginger root, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw types 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
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 15

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
Ginger
3
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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%

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.
Ginger Summer squash
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 2.25g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.21g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.18g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.35g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 16kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 1.7g 2.2g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.1g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 15mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 0.35mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 17mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 38mg Summer squash
Potassium 415mg 262mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.34mg 0.29mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.051mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.12mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.487mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.155mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.218mg Summer squash
Folate 11µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 3µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.011mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.028mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.042mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.069mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.013mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.041mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.053mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.025mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.044g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.016g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.089g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
9
Ginger
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
3%
Summer squash
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.