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Zucchini vs Summer squash - 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.
Zucchini Summer squash
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
Zucchini Summer squash
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
16
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
9
Zucchini
9
Summer squash

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 Zinc +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.051
Equal in Zinc - 0.29
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Contains more Zinc +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.051
Equal in Zinc - 0.29
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
:
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17
Equal in Vitamin A - 200
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17
Equal in Vitamin A - 200
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487

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%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Summer squash

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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 Summer squash Opinion
Calories 17 16 Zucchini
Protein 1.21 1.21
Fats 0.32 0.18 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 17 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 3.35 Summer squash
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.35 Zucchini
Calcium 16 15 Zucchini
Potassium 261 262 Summer squash
Magnesium 18 17 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 2.2 Zucchini
Fiber 1 1.1 Summer squash
Copper 0.053 0.051 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.29 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 38
Sodium 8 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 200
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.048 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.487 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.155 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 3 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.044 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.089 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.029 0.028 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.042 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.069 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.065 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.017 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.041 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.053 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.025 Zucchini
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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