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Summer squash vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Summer squash and Arrowroot different?

  • Summer squash is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 77% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash contains 9 times more Vitamin C than Arrowroot. Summer squash contains 17mg of Vitamin C, while Arrowroot contains 1.9mg.

Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Arrowroot, 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
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
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%

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 A +952.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
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%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +952.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
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%

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.
Summer squash Arrowroot
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 Summer squash Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 1.21g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 3.35g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 16kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.1g 1.3g Arrowroot
Calcium 15mg 6mg Summer squash
Iron 0.35mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 38mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 262mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 2mg 26mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.051mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 200IU 19IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 1.9mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.059mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 29µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.004g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Arrowroot
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
18
Summer squash
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
31
Arrowroot

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
7%
Summer squash
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Arrowroot

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

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