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Summer squash vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Summer squash and Vegetable

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Fiber, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Vegetable covers your daily Vitamin A needs 23% more than Summer squash.
  • Vegetable contains 5 times less Vitamin C than Summer squash. Summer squash contains 17mg of Vitamin C, while Vegetable contains 3.2mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 +55%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Iron +134.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +69%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains more Potassium +55%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Iron +134.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +69%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.2%

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 +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.6%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2038.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +683.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.151
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 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.6%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2038.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +683.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.151

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
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Vegetable

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Vegetable
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 richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
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 - $0.5)
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 Vegetable Opinion
Calories 16 65 Vegetable
Protein 1.21 2.86 Vegetable
Fats 0.18 0.15 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 3.2 Summer squash
Carbs 3.35 13.09 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.82 Vegetable
Calcium 15 25 Vegetable
Potassium 262 169 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 22 Vegetable
Sugar 2.2 3.12 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 4.4 Vegetable
Copper 0.051 0.083 Vegetable
Zinc 0.29 0.49 Vegetable
Starch
Phosphorus 38 51 Vegetable
Sodium 2 35 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 4277 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.12 0.38 Vegetable
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.071 Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.12 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.851 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.151 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.074 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 23.5 Vegetable
Folate 29 19 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.031 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.01 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.072 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.028 0.115 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.042 0.139 Vegetable
Leucine 0.069 0.19 Vegetable
Lysine 0.065 0.17 Vegetable
Methionine 0.017 0.034 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.12 Vegetable
Valine 0.053 0.149 Vegetable
Histidine 0.025 0.073 Vegetable
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.