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Summer squash vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Summer squash and Ginger?

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 19% more.
  • Summer squash has 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Ginger. While Summer squash has 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, Ginger has only 0.034mg.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Ginger root, 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 Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.21g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.18g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 3.35g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 16kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1.1g 2g Ginger
Calcium 15mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.35mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 17mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 38mg 34mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 2mg 13mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.051mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 5mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.034mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.16mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 11µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 0.1µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.028mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.069mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.065mg 0.057mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.013mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.053mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.025mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.203g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Ginger
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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Summer squash
3%
Ginger

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 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 lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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)

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.