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Red cabbage vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Red cabbage and Zucchini different?

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A than Zucchini.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 43% higher.
  • Red cabbage contains 9 times more Vitamin K than Zucchini. While Red cabbage contains 38.2µg of Vitamin K, Zucchini contains only 4.3µg.

Cabbage, red, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +116.2%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +211.8%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Equal in Potassium - 261
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +116.2%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +211.8%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
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 +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451

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
39
Red cabbage
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
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.
Red 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

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Red cabbage 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 is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Zucchini Opinion
Calories 31 17 Red cabbage
Protein 1.43 1.21 Red cabbage
Fats 0.16 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 57 17.9 Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.269999980926514 2.109999895095825 Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37 3.11 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.37 Red cabbage
Calcium 45 16 Red cabbage
Potassium 243 261 Zucchini
Magnesium 16 18 Zucchini
Sugar 3.83 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 2.1 1 Red cabbage
Copper 0.017 0.053 Zucchini
Zinc 0.22 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 30 38 Zucchini
Sodium 27 8 Zucchini
Vitamin A 1116 200 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11 0.12 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.045 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.418 0.451 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.147 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.163 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 38.2 4.3 Red cabbage
Folate 18 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.084 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.011 Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.012 0.01 Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039 0.029 Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.046 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.049 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.014 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.048 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.024 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.48 1.38 Red cabbage

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.