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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 Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +163.6%

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 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Ginger 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 - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Summer squash Opinion
Calories 80 16 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.21 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.18 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 17 Summer squash
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 2.25 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 3.35 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.35 Ginger
Calcium 16 15 Ginger
Potassium 415 262 Ginger
Magnesium 43 17 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 2.2 Ginger
Fiber 2 1.1 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.051 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.29 Ginger
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Phosphorus 34 38 Summer squash
Sodium 13 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 0 200 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.26 0.12 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.048 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.487 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.155 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 3 Summer squash
Folate 11 29 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.044 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.016 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.089 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.028 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.042 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.069 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.013 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.041 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.053 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.025 Ginger
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. 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.