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Summer squash vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Summer squash and Seaweed?

  • Summer squash is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, yet Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Copper.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 53% higher.
  • Summer squash has 109 times more Vitamin B6 than Seaweed. Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, while Seaweed has 0.002mg.
  • Summer squash contains less Sodium.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Seaweed, kelp, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +194.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Iron +714.3%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +324.1%
Contains more Copper +154.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Potassium +194.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Iron +714.3%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +324.1%
Contains more Copper +154.9%

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 A +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10800%
Contains more Vitamin E +625%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +314.2%
Contains more Folate +520.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47
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 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin A +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10800%
Contains more Vitamin E +625%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +314.2%
Contains more Folate +520.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.47

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 8.27g Seaweed
Protein 1.21g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.18g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 3.35g 9.57g Seaweed
Calories 16kcal 43kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 1.1g 1.3g Seaweed
Calcium 15mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.35mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 17mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 38mg 42mg Seaweed
Potassium 262mg 89mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 233mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.051mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 200IU 116IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 3mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.05mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.47mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.002mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.028mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.069mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.065mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.017mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine 0.053mg 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.025mg 0.024mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.247g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.047g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Seaweed
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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Summer squash
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 231mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.203g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed 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 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.

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.