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Summer squash vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Summer squash and Carrot

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, however Carrot is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Fiber.
  • Carrot covers your daily Vitamin A needs 92% more than Summer squash.
  • Carrot contains 3 times less Vitamin C than Summer squash. Summer squash contains 17mg of Vitamin C, while Carrot contains 5.9mg.
  • Summer squash has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Carrots, raw.

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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 +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +22.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +188.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +8253%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
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 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +8253%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%

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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Carrot

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 Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Summer squash Carrot
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 is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Carrot Opinion
Calories 16 41 Carrot
Protein 1.21 0.93 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 17 5.9 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 6.78000020980835 Carrot
Carbs 3.35 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.3 Summer squash
Calcium 15 33 Carrot
Potassium 262 320 Carrot
Magnesium 17 12 Summer squash
Sugar 2.2 4.74 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.051 0.045 Summer squash
Zinc 0.29 0.24 Summer squash
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 38 35 Summer squash
Sodium 2 69 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.12 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.058 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.138 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 13.2 Carrot
Folate 29 19 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.014 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.011 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.028 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.042 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.069 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.065 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.017 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.053 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.025 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.95 0.55 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.