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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 Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.32
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.163
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.163

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
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 2.11g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.21g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.32g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.11g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 17kcal Ginger
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 1.7g 2.5g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.6mg 0.37mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 415mg 261mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.34mg 0.32mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.053mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.12mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.451mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 11µg 24µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.01mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.029mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.044mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.071mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.013mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.043mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.054mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.026mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.084g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.011g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.091g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger 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
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

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 lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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)

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.