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Summer squash vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Summer squash and Pimiento

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B2, and Folate, however Pimiento has more Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pimiento is 75% higher.
  • Pimiento has 5 times less Folate than Summer squash. Summer squash has 29µg of Folate, while Pimiento has 6µg.

Food types used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Pimento, canned.

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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 Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.5%
Contains more Potassium +65.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +52.6%
Contains more Iron +380%
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.5%
Contains more Potassium +65.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +52.6%
Contains more Iron +380%
Equal in Copper - 0.049

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1450%
Contains more Folate +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1227.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +176.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.215
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 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1450%
Contains more Folate +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1227.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +399.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +176.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.215

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 3.2g Pimiento
Protein 1.21g 1.1g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.3g Pimiento
Carbs 3.35g 5.1g Pimiento
Calories 16kcal 23kcal Pimiento
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 2.71g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 1.9g Pimiento
Calcium 15mg 6mg Summer squash
Iron 0.35mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 17mg 6mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 17mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 158mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 14mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.19mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.049mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 200IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.06mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.01mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.215mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 6µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.028mg 0.04mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.058mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.049mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.013mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.034mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg 0.046mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.022mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.045g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.02g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Pimiento
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
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
14
Pimiento

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
7%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
5%
Pimiento
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.