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Zucchini vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Zucchini and Red cabbage different?

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE than Zucchini.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 43% higher.

Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Cabbage, red, raw are the varieties used 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 Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Copper +211.8%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +116.2%
Equal in Potassium - 243
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Copper +211.8%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +116.2%
Equal in Potassium - 243

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 B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin C +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +788.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +458%
Contains more Vitamin C +218.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +788.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.418

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 Red 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.21g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.32g 0.16g Zucchini
Carbs 3.11g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 17kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.38g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.5g 3.83g Zucchini
Fiber 1g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 16mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.37mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 18mg 16mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 30mg Zucchini
Potassium 261mg 243mg Zucchini
Sodium 8mg 27mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.22mg Zucchini
Copper 0.053mg 0.017mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 200IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.11mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.9mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.069mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.418mg Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.147mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 24µg 18µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.029mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.034mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg 0.046mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg 0.049mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg 0.014mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.036mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg 0.048mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg 0.024mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.08g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Zucchini Red cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.