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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 Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +343.1%
Contains more Zinc +17.2%
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 C +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%

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 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Summer squash Ginger
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 - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Ginger Opinion
Calories 16 80 Ginger
Protein 1.21 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.18 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 17 5 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 3.35 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.6 Ginger
Calcium 15 16 Ginger
Potassium 262 415 Ginger
Magnesium 17 43 Ginger
Sugar 2.2 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 1.1 2 Ginger
Copper 0.051 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.29 0.34 Ginger
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Phosphorus 38 34 Summer squash
Sodium 2 13 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 0 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.025 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.034 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.203 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.16 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 0.1 Summer squash
Folate 29 11 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.203 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.011 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.028 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.042 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.069 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.065 0.057 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.013 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.053 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.025 0.03 Ginger
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. 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.