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Zucchini vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Zucchini and Ginger

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin C, however Ginger is higher in Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Ginger covers your daily need of Copper 19% more than Zucchini.
  • Zucchini has 4 times more Vitamin C than Ginger. While Zucchini has 17.9mg of Vitamin C, Ginger has only 5mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Ginger root, 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 +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Ginger Opinion
Calories 17kcal 80kcal Ginger
Protein 1.21g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.32g 0.75g Ginger
Vitamin C 17.9mg 5mg Zucchini
Net carbs 2.11g 15.77g Ginger
Carbs 3.11g 17.77g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 0.6mg Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Potassium 261mg 415mg Ginger
Magnesium 18mg 43mg Ginger
Sugar 2.5g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1g 2g Ginger
Copper 0.053mg 0.226mg Ginger
Zinc 0.32mg 0.34mg Ginger
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 34mg Zucchini
Sodium 8mg 13mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.025mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.034mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.203mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.16mg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 0.1µg Zucchini
Folate 24µg 11µg Zucchini
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.203g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.154g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.029mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.071mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.067mg 0.057mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg 0.013mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.054mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.026mg 0.03mg Ginger
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Zucchini
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.