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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 RAE.
  • 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 Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Potassium - 243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +128.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Potassium - 243

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 A +458%
Contains more Vitamin C +235.3%
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 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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin C +235.3%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.21g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.18g 0.16g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 16kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose 0.95g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.2g 3.83g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 15mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.35mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 17mg 16mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 30mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 243mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 27mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.22mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 200IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.11mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.069mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.418mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.147mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.209mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 18µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.028mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.034mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.046mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.049mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.014mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.024mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.012g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.08g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Red 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
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

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.

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.