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Cabbage vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cabbage and Zucchini?

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Fiber than Zucchini.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 60% higher.
  • Zucchini has 3 times less Fiber than Cabbage. Cabbage has 2.5g of Fiber, while Zucchini has 1g.

We used Cabbage, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw types in this comparison.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +27%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Copper +178.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +27%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Copper +178.9%

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 E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.6%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1667.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.6%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1667.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 2.11g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 1.21g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 5.8g 3.11g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 17kcal Cabbage
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.45g 1.38g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 2.5g 1g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 16mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.37mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 26mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 170mg 261mg Zucchini
Sodium 18mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.18mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.019mg 0.053mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 98IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.12mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 17.9mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.045mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.451mg Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.204mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 43µg 24µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 4.3µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.01mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.029mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.041mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.044mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.012mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine 0.042mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.022mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.084g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.011g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.091g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Cabbage
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
12
Zucchini

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 food.
Protein
8%
Cabbage
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
3%
Zucchini
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.