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Summer squash vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Summer squash and Welsh onion

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B6, however Welsh onion has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Welsh onion is 159% higher.
  • Welsh onion has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Summer squash. Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, while Welsh onion has 0.072mg.

Food types used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Onions, welsh, raw.

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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 +23.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +248.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +37.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Contains more Potassium +23.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +248.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +37.3%

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 B2 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202.8%
Contains more Folate +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +6346.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.169
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202.8%
Contains more Folate +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +6346.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.169

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 4.1g Welsh onion
Protein 1.21g 1.9g Welsh onion
Fats 0.18g 0.4g Welsh onion
Carbs 3.35g 6.5g Welsh onion
Calories 16kcal 34kcal Welsh onion
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 2.18g Welsh onion
Fiber 1.1g 2.4g Welsh onion
Calcium 15mg 18mg Welsh onion
Iron 0.35mg 1.22mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 38mg 49mg Welsh onion
Potassium 262mg 212mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 17mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.52mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.051mg 0.07mg Welsh onion
Vitamin A 200IU 1160IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.51mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 27mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.05mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.09mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.4mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.169mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.072mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 16µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 193.4µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.028mg 0.074mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.081mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.069mg 0.113mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.065mg 0.095mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.017mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.061mg Welsh onion
Valine 0.053mg 0.084mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.025mg 0.033mg Welsh onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.067g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.056g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.156g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Welsh onion
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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
1%
Summer squash
2%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.