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Zucchini vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Zucchini and Broccoli?

  • Broccoli is richer than Zucchini in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 81% more.

We used Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Broccoli, raw types in this article.

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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 less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +97.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +97.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.049

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 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +398.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180.9%
Contains more Folate +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2262.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +398.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180.9%
Contains more Folate +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2262.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.175

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 1.21g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.32g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 3.11g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 17kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.38g 0.68g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 1g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 16mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.37mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 38mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 261mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 8mg 33mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.053mg 0.049mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 200IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.9mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 24µg 63µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.029mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.071mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.067mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.018mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.054mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.026mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.011g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.038g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Broccoli
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
16
Zucchini
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
18
Broccoli

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%
Zucchini
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.045g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($0.4)

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.