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Shallot vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Shallot and Zucchini

  • Shallot is richer in Vitamin B6, Iron, Fiber, and Manganese, yet Zucchini is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Shallot is 14% higher.
  • Shallot contains 3 times more Iron than Zucchini. Shallot contains 1.2mg of Iron, while Zucchini contains 0.37mg.
  • Zucchini contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Shallots, 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 Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +224.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +28%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +224.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +28%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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 B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.7%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +437.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.7%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +437.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 2.11g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 1.21g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 16.8g 3.11g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 17kcal Shallot
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 7.87g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 3.2g 1g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 16mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.37mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 18mg Shallot
Phosphorus 60mg 38mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 261mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.4mg 0.32mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.053mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.12mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.045mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.451mg Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.204mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.163mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 24µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.01mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.029mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.044mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.071mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.067mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.018mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.043mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.054mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.026mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.084g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.011g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.091g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shallot 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
15
Shallot
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
3%
Zucchini
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot 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 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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.