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Summer squash vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Summer squash and Red cabbage

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B2, while Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 44% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash contains 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Red cabbage. While Summer squash contains 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, Red cabbage contains only 0.069mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Cabbage, red, 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 Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Potassium - 243
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Potassium - 243
Equal in Magnesium - 16

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 B2 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1173.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1173.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.147
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Red cabbage

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 Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Summer squash Red cabbage
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?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
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 Summer squash Red cabbage Opinion
Calories 16 31 Red cabbage
Protein 1.21 1.43 Red cabbage
Fats 0.18 0.16 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 57 Red cabbage
Net carbs 2.25 5.269999980926514 Red cabbage
Carbs 3.35 7.37 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.8 Red cabbage
Calcium 15 45 Red cabbage
Potassium 262 243 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 16 Summer squash
Sugar 2.2 3.83 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 2.1 Red cabbage
Copper 0.051 0.017 Summer squash
Zinc 0.29 0.22 Summer squash
Starch 0 Red cabbage
Phosphorus 38 30 Summer squash
Sodium 2 27 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 1116 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12 0.11 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.064 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.069 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.418 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.147 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.209 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 38.2 Red cabbage
Folate 29 18 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.021 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.012 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.08 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.012 Red cabbage
Threonine 0.028 0.039 Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.042 0.034 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 0.046 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.049 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.014 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.036 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 0.048 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 0.024 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 1.48 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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/nutrients
  2. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.