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Zucchini vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Zucchini and Pea

  • Zucchini contains less Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Phosphorus than Pea.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 25% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Peas, green, 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
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Pea
Contains more Iron +297.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +232.1%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 244
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +297.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +232.1%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 244

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +476.7%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +476.7%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Pea Opinion
Calories 17kcal 81kcal Pea
Protein 1.21g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.32g 0.4g Pea
Vitamin C 17.9mg 40mg Pea
Net carbs 2.11g 8.75g Pea
Carbs 3.11g 14.45g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 1.47mg Pea
Calcium 16mg 25mg Pea
Potassium 261mg 244mg Zucchini
Magnesium 18mg 33mg Pea
Sugar 2.5g 5.67g Zucchini
Fiber 1g 5.7g Pea
Copper 0.053mg 0.176mg Pea
Zinc 0.32mg 1.24mg Pea
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 108mg Pea
Sodium 8mg 5mg Pea
Vitamin A 200IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.13mg Pea
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.104mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.169mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 24.8µg Pea
Folate 24µg 65µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.071g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.187g Pea
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.029mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.071mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.067mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.018mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.054mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.026mg 0.107mg Pea
Fructose 1.38g 0.39g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
14%
Pea
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.