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Pea vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pea and Zucchini

  • Zucchini contains less Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B3, Manganese and Phosphorus than Pea.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 25% higher.
  • Zucchini contains 6 times less Vitamin B1 than Pea. Pea contains 0.266mg of Vitamin B1, while Zucchini contains 0.045mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Peas, green, 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
Pea
7
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Contains more Iron +297.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +232.1%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 261
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +297.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +232.1%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 261

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
Pea
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +476.7%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 C +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +476.7%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.163

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
39
Pea
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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 the food
Protein
33%
Pea
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
3%
Zucchini
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Zucchini

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sugars (difference - 3.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Pea Zucchini Opinion
Calories 81 17 Pea
Protein 5.42 1.21 Pea
Fats 0.4 0.32 Pea
Vitamin C 40 17.9 Pea
Carbs 14.45 3.11 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 0.37 Pea
Calcium 25 16 Pea
Potassium 244 261 Zucchini
Magnesium 33 18 Pea
Sugars 5.67 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 5.7 1 Pea
Copper 0.176 0.053 Pea
Zinc 1.24 0.32 Pea
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 108 38 Pea
Sodium 5 8 Pea
Vitamin A 765 200 Pea
Vitamin E 0.13 0.12 Pea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.266 0.045 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132 0.094 Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09 0.451 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.169 0.163 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.8 4.3 Pea
Folate 65 24 Pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.071 0.084 Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035 0.011 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187 0.091 Pea
Tryptophan 0.037 0.01 Pea
Threonine 0.203 0.029 Pea
Isoleucine 0.195 0.044 Pea
Leucine 0.323 0.071 Pea
Lysine 0.317 0.067 Pea
Methionine 0.082 0.018 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2 0.043 Pea
Valine 0.235 0.054 Pea
Histidine 0.107 0.026 Pea
Fructose 0.39 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.