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Vegetable vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Vegetable and Zucchini

  • Vegetable has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Fiber, Manganese, and Iron, while Zucchini has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 23% higher.
  • Zucchini contains 5 times less Vitamin K than Vegetable. Vegetable contains 23.5µg of Vitamin K, while Zucchini contains 4.3µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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 +56.3%
Contains more Iron +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.1%
Contains more Copper +56.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.1%
Contains more Copper +56.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%

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 A +2038.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.3%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
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 A +2038.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.3%
Contains more Folate +26.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 8.69g 2.11g Vegetable
Protein 2.86g 1.21g Vegetable
Fats 0.15g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 13.09g 3.11g Vegetable
Calories 65kcal 17kcal Vegetable
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 3.12g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 4.4g 1g Vegetable
Calcium 25mg 16mg Vegetable
Iron 0.82mg 0.37mg Vegetable
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 51mg 38mg Vegetable
Potassium 169mg 261mg Zucchini
Sodium 35mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.49mg 0.32mg Vegetable
Copper 0.083mg 0.053mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 4277IU 200IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.045mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.094mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851mg 0.451mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 19µg 24µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.5µg 4.3µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029mg 0.01mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.115mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.044mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.19mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.17mg 0.067mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.034mg 0.018mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12mg 0.043mg Vegetable
Valine 0.149mg 0.054mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.073mg 0.026mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.031g 0.084g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.011g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g 0.091g Zucchini

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Vegetable 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
36
Vegetable
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
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
17%
Vegetable
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Vegetable
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable 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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.