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Summer squash vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Summer squash and Shallot different?

  • Summer squash is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, while Shallot is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Manganese.
  • Shallot covers your daily need of Iron 11% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash contains 7 times more Vitamin B2 than Shallot. Summer squash contains 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, while Shallot contains 0.02mg.
  • Summer squash is lower in Sugar.

Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Shallots, raw types were used 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 less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +72.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +72.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%

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 C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%

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
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Summer squash
0%
Shallot

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

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Summer squash Shallot
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 Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.67g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Shallot Opinion
Calories 16 72 Shallot
Protein 1.21 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.18 0.1 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 8 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 13.600000381469727 Shallot
Carbs 3.35 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 15 37 Shallot
Potassium 262 334 Shallot
Magnesium 17 21 Shallot
Sugar 2.2 7.87 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.051 0.088 Shallot
Zinc 0.29 0.4 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 38 60 Shallot
Sodium 2 12 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 4 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.04 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.02 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.2 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 0.8 Summer squash
Folate 29 34 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.014 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.039 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.028 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.042 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.069 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.065 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.017 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.053 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.025 0.043 Shallot
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.