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Taro vs. Summer squash — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Summer squash different?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, and Phosphorus, however, Summer squash is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin E from Taro is 15% higher.
  • Taro contains 4 times more Fiber than Summer squash. While Taro contains 4.1g of Fiber, Summer squash contains only 1.1g.

Taro, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Manganese +118.9%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17% 23% 2%
Contains more Calcium +186.7%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +125.6%
Contains more Copper +237.3%
Contains more Manganese +118.9%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Taro
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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%
Contains more Choline +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 4% 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%
Contains more Choline +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +24%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +689.9%
Contains more Other +93.5%
Contains more Water +34%
Equal in Fats - 0.18
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 3.35 g
Water: 94.64 g
Other: 0.62 g
Contains more Protein +24%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +689.9%
Contains more Other +93.5%
Contains more Water +34%
Equal in Fats - 0.18

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.044
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.016
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
30% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.044 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.044
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.016
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Summer squash
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 Taro Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.25g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.21g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 3.35g Taro
Calories 112kcal 16kcal Taro
Fructose 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 0.4g 2.2g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.1g Taro
Calcium 43mg 15mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.35mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 17mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 38mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 262mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.23mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.172mg 0.051mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.175mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0.2µg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 10µg Summer squash
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.12mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.048mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.487mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.155mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.218mg Taro
Folate 22µg 29µg Summer squash
Choline 17.3mg 6.7mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 3µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.011mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.028mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.042mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.069mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.065mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.017mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.041mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.053mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.025mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.044g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.016g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.089g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Summer squash
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Taro
17%
Summer squash
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
12%
Summer squash

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 - 41)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/nutrients
  2. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.