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Summer squash vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Summer squash Zucchini
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Zucchini
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Summer squash
15
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
9
Summer squash
9
Zucchini

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
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Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +10.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Potassium - 261
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.053
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +10.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Potassium - 261
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.053
Equal in Phosphorus - 38

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 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17.9
Equal in Vitamin A - 200
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17.9
Equal in Vitamin A - 200
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451

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 the food
Protein
7%
Summer squash
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Zucchini

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Summer squash Zucchini Opinion
Calories 16 17 Zucchini
Protein 1.21 1.21
Fats 0.18 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17 17.9 Zucchini
Carbs 3.35 3.11 Summer squash
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.37 Zucchini
Calcium 15 16 Zucchini
Potassium 262 261 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 18 Zucchini
Sugars 2.2 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.1 1 Summer squash
Copper 0.051 0.053 Zucchini
Zinc 0.29 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 38
Sodium 2 8 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 200
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.045 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.094 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.451 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.163 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 4.3 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.084 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.011 0.01 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.042 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.069 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.065 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.017 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.053 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.025 0.026 Zucchini
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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