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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" charts 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 Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18% 24% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +250%
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" charts 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Choline +203.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 6% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Choline +203.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +20.2%
Contains more Protein +50.4%
Contains more Fats +134.4%
Contains more Carbs +471.4%
Contains more Other +35.1%
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 3.11 g
Water: 94.79 g
Other: 0.57 g
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
Contains more Water +20.2%
Contains more Protein +50.4%
Contains more Fats +134.4%
Contains more Carbs +471.4%
Contains more Other +35.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +69.2%
45% 6% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.084 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +69.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Zucchini Ginger
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.21g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.32g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 3.11g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 17kcal 80kcal Ginger
Fructose 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1g 2g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.37mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 18mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 38mg 34mg Zucchini
Potassium 261mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 8mg 13mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.053mg 0.226mg Ginger
Manganese 0.177mg 0.229mg Ginger
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Ginger
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Zucchini
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin C 17.9mg 5mg Zucchini
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
Folate 24µg 11µg Zucchini
Choline 9.5mg 28.8mg Ginger
Vitamin K 4.3µg 0.1µg Zucchini
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
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.203g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.154g Ginger
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.03g Zucchini
Omega-3 - ALA 0.061g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Ginger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Zucchini
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Zucchini
23%
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 lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.