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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 Potassium +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Iron +534.3%
Contains more Potassium +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.9%

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

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Summer squash Arrowroot
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 - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 16 65 Arrowroot
Protein 1.21 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.18 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 17 1.9 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 3.35 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 15 6 Summer squash
Potassium 262 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 17 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 2.2 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.1 1.3 Arrowroot
Copper 0.051 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.29 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 38 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 2 26 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 19 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.059 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 Summer squash
Folate 29 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.004 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.092 Arrowroot
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. 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.