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Summer squash vs Gratin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Summer squash and Gratin

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin C, however Gratin has more Copper, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Gratin is 23% higher.
  • Gratin has 3 times less Folate than Summer squash. Summer squash has 29µg of Folate, while Gratin has 11µg.
  • Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter.

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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
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Gratin
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Iron +82.9%
Contains more Calcium +693.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Copper +213.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 36% 35% 15% 54% 19% 49% 57%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Iron +82.9%
Contains more Calcium +693.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Copper +213.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.4%

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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Gratin
Contains more Vitamin C +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%
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 33% 16% 0% 0% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.3%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%

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
15
Gratin
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
36
Gratin

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
30%
Gratin
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
11%
Gratin
Fats
1%
Summer squash
35%
Gratin

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

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Summer squash Gratin
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 Cholesterol?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 431mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.689g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in minerals
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 Gratin Opinion
Calories 16 132 Gratin
Protein 1.21 5.06 Gratin
Fats 0.18 7.59 Gratin
Vitamin C 17 9.9 Summer squash
Carbs 3.35 11.27 Gratin
Cholesterol 0 23 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.64 Gratin
Calcium 15 119 Gratin
Potassium 262 396 Gratin
Magnesium 17 20 Gratin
Sugar 2.2 Gratin
Fiber 1.1 1.8 Gratin
Copper 0.051 0.16 Gratin
Zinc 0.29 0.69 Gratin
Starch
Phosphorus 38 113 Gratin
Sodium 2 433 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 264 Gratin
Vitamin E 0.12 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.064 Gratin
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.116 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.993 Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.387 Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.174 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 Summer squash
Folate 29 11 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 Gratin
Saturated Fat 0.044 4.733 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 2.149 Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.276 Gratin
Tryptophan 0.011 0.07 Gratin
Threonine 0.028 0.192 Gratin
Isoleucine 0.042 0.284 Gratin
Leucine 0.069 0.443 Gratin
Lysine 0.065 0.381 Gratin
Methionine 0.017 0.117 Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.254 Gratin
Valine 0.053 0.325 Gratin
Histidine 0.025 0.151 Gratin
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. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/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.