Summer squash vs Okra - Health impact and Nutrition Comparison
Nutritional Content Comparison
If viewing every nutrient separately Okra is richer in almost all nutrients. The few wins of squash are Vitamin B2, B6 and polyunsaturated fats. On the other hand the nutritional structure of both foods is very similar (please have a look at the circle vitamin/mineral coverage charts below in order to better understand the idea of similar nutritional structure), and the difference in the amounts is not big for the most of the nutrients. There are however few relatively big differences: Okra contains 5 times more Calcium and 3 times more magnesium. Explore the charts below for more details.
The impact on health is similar for both foods because of similar nutritional structure. There is one medical study performed on Okra which showed that Okra extract can suppress the oxidative stress and insulin resistance, thus improving blood glucose level. Both foods are very healthy because of their antioxidant properties, B-complex vitamins, carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin content.
The foods are not radically different, having similar price, equal glycemic index and mineral content, but spinach contains 3 times more of vitamins A, E and K which makes it a better choice in terms of nutrition.
Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores
Comparison summary table
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in price|
|Lower in Sugars|
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Rich in minerals|
|Rich in vitamins|
|Lower in Cholesterol||Equal|
|Lower in glycemic index||Equal|
Which food is preferable in case of diets?
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low glycemic index diet||Equal|
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Folic acid (B9)||0||0|