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Zucchini vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Zucchini Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Napa cabbage
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
15
Zucchini
4
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
9
Zucchini
7
Napa cabbage

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 more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +81.1%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +81.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466
Contains more Vitamin C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466

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%
Zucchini
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Napa cabbage

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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 Zucchini Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 17 12 Zucchini
Protein 1.21 1.1 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.17 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 3.2 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 2.23 Zucchini
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 16 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 261 87 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 8 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1 Zucchini
Copper 0.053 0.096 Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.32 0.14 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 19 Zucchini
Sodium 8 11 Zucchini
Vitamin A 200 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.005 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.025 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.466 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.035 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.037 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 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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