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Summer squash vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Summer squash and Taro different?

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, however Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin E from Taro is 15% higher.
  • Summer squash contains 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Taro. While Summer squash contains 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, Taro contains only 0.025mg.

Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Taro, raw are the varieties 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 more Zinc +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%

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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%
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 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Taro Opinion
Calories 16kcal 112kcal Taro
Protein 1.21g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Taro
Vitamin C 17mg 4.5mg Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25g 22.36g Taro
Carbs 3.35g 26.46g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.35mg 0.55mg Taro
Calcium 15mg 43mg Taro
Potassium 262mg 591mg Taro
Magnesium 17mg 33mg Taro
Sugar 2.2g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.1g 4.1g Taro
Copper 0.051mg 0.172mg Taro
Zinc 0.29mg 0.23mg Summer squash
Starch g g
Phosphorus 38mg 84mg Taro
Sodium 2mg 11mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 200IU 76IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.283mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 1µg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 22µg Summer squash
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.016g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.083g Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.028mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.069mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.065mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.017mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.053mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.025mg 0.034mg Taro
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
26
Taro

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
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.