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Summer squash vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Summer squash and Napa cabbage

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, however Napa cabbage is richer in Copper.
  • Summer squash's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 15% higher.
  • Summer squash has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Napa cabbage. While Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, Napa cabbage has only 0.037mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +201.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +93.3%
Contains more Iron +111.4%
Contains more Copper +88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +201.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +93.3%
Contains more Iron +111.4%
Contains more Copper +88.2%

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 +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +860%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Contains more Folate +48.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466
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% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +860%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Contains more Folate +48.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466

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.
Summer squash Napa cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 2.23g Summer squash
Protein 1.21g 1.1g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.17g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 2.23g Summer squash
Calories 16kcal 12kcal Summer squash
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.1g g Summer squash
Calcium 15mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.35mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 17mg 8mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 19mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 87mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 11mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.14mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 200IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 3.2mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.005mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.466mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.035mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.037mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Napa cabbage
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
18
Summer squash
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Summer squash
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/nutrients
  2. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.