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Summer squash vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Summer squash and Bamboo shoot?

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Folate, yet Bamboo shoot is higher in Copper, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin E .
  • Bamboo shoot's daily need coverage for Copper is 15% more.
  • Summer squash has 6 times more Magnesium than Bamboo shoot. While Summer squash has 17mg of Magnesium, Bamboo shoot has only 3mg.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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 Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.3%
Contains more Potassium +103.4%
Contains more Zinc +279.3%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.3%
Contains more Potassium +103.4%
Contains more Zinc +279.3%
Contains more Copper +272.5%

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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.161
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% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.161

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 Bamboo shoot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 3g Bamboo shoot
Protein 1.21g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.18g 0.3g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 3.35g 5.2g Bamboo shoot
Calories 16kcal 27kcal Bamboo shoot
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 3g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 2.2g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 15mg 13mg Summer squash
Iron 0.35mg 0.5mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 17mg 3mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 262mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 2mg 4mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.051mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 200IU 20IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 4mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.07mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.6mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.161mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 29µg 7µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 0µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.028mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.069mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.065mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.017mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.053mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.025mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.069g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.007g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.134g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Bamboo shoot
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
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
24
Bamboo shoot

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot 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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.