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Butterbur vs. Zucchini — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Butterbur and Zucchini

  • Butterbur has more Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, and Copper, however, Zucchini is higher in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Butterbur covers your daily need of Vitamin C 15% more than Zucchini.
  • Butterbur has 6 times more Calcium than Zucchini. While Butterbur has 103mg of Calcium, Zucchini has only 16mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +543.8%
Contains more Potassium +151%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Contains more Copper +94.3%
Contains more Manganese +54.8%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18% 24% 2%
Contains more Calcium +543.8%
Contains more Potassium +151%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Contains more Copper +94.3%
Contains more Manganese +54.8%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin C +76%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Folate +140%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
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% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +76%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Folate +140%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +16.1%
Contains more Other +156.1%
Contains more Protein +210.3%
Contains more Fats +700%
Equal in Water - 94.79
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 3.11 g
Water: 94.79 g
Other: 0.57 g
Contains more Carbs +16.1%
Contains more Other +156.1%
Contains more Protein +210.3%
Contains more Fats +700%
Equal in Water - 94.79

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Zucchini
Rich in vitamins 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 minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 2.11g Butterbur
Protein 0.39g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 0.04g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 3.61g 3.11g Butterbur
Calories 14kcal 17kcal Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g Butterbur
Fiber 1g Zucchini
Calcium 103mg 16mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 0.37mg Zucchini
Magnesium 14mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 12mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 655mg 261mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 8mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.103mg 0.053mg Butterbur
Manganese 0.274mg 0.177mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 0.2µg Butterbur
Vitamin A 50IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 10µg Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg Zucchini
Vitamin C 31.5mg 17.9mg Butterbur
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.451mg Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 10µg 24µg Zucchini
Choline 9.5mg Zucchini
Vitamin K 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg Zucchini
Saturated Fat 0.084g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g Zucchini
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.03g Zucchini
Omega-3 - ALA 0.061g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Zucchini
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
12%
Butterbur
15%
Zucchini
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
12%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterbur
Butterbur is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/nutrients
  2. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.