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Zucchini vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Zucchini and Napa cabbage?

  • Zucchini is richer than Napa cabbage in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Zucchini's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% more.
  • Zucchini has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Napa cabbage. While Zucchini has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, Napa cabbage has only 0.037mg.

We used Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked 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 more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +81.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Copper +81.1%

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 C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.5%
Contains more Folate +79.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 17kcal 12kcal Zucchini
Protein 1.21g 1.1g Zucchini
Fats 0.32g 0.17g Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9mg 3.2mg Zucchini
Net carbs 2.11g 2.23g Napa cabbage
Carbs 3.11g 2.23g Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Calcium 16mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Potassium 261mg 87mg Zucchini
Magnesium 18mg 8mg Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1g g Zucchini
Copper 0.053mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.32mg 0.14mg Zucchini
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 19mg Zucchini
Sodium 8mg 11mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 200IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.005mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.025mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.035mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.037mg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg µg Zucchini
Folate 24µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g g Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.029mg mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg mg Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Napa cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
12
Napa 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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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.

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.