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Zucchini vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Zucchini and Cabbage?

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Fiber than Zucchini.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 60% higher.
  • Cabbage has 2 times less Potassium than Zucchini. Zucchini has 261mg of Potassium, while Cabbage has 170mg.

We used Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Cabbage, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +178.9%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +27%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +178.9%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +27%
Contains more Calcium +150%

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 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1667.4%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1667.4%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

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
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
10
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%
Zucchini
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Zucchini
0%
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.
Zucchini Cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Zucchini 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?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Zucchini Cabbage Opinion
Calories 17 25 Cabbage
Protein 1.21 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.32 0.1 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 36.6 Cabbage
Net carbs 2.109999895095825 3.299999952316284 Cabbage
Carbs 3.11 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 16 40 Cabbage
Potassium 261 170 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 12 Zucchini
Sugar 2.5 3.2 Zucchini
Fiber 1 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.053 0.019 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.18 Zucchini
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 38 26 Zucchini
Sodium 8 18 Zucchini
Vitamin A 200 98 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.04 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.234 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.124 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 76 Cabbage
Folate 24 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.017 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.011 Cabbage
Threonine 0.029 0.035 Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.044 0.03 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.041 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.044 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.012 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.032 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.042 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.022 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 1.45 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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.