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Ginger vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ginger and Zucchini

  • Ginger has more Copper, and Magnesium, however Zucchini is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Ginger covers your daily need of Copper 19% more than Zucchini.
  • Ginger has 3 times more Choline than Zucchini. While Ginger has 28.8mg of Choline, Zucchini has only 9.5mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Ginger root, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.32
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.32

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
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.163
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.163

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
9
Ginger
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
3%
Zucchini
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Zucchini

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.
Ginger Zucchini
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Ginger Zucchini
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Zucchini Opinion
Calories 80 17 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.21 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.32 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 17.9 Zucchini
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 2.109999895095825 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 3.11 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.37 Ginger
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 415 261 Ginger
Magnesium 43 18 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 2.5 Ginger
Fiber 2 1 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.053 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.32 Ginger
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 34 38 Zucchini
Sodium 13 8 Zucchini
Vitamin A 0 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.26 0.12 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.045 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.451 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.3 Zucchini
Folate 11 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.084 Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.011 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.091 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.01 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.029 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.044 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.071 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.013 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.043 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.054 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.026 Ginger
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.