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Zucchini vs Sun-dried tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Zucchini and Sun-dried tomato

  • Zucchini has less Vitamin C, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Manganese than Sun-dried tomato.
  • Sun-dried tomato covers your daily need of Vitamin C 93% more than Zucchini.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Tomatoes, sun-dried, packed in oil, drained.

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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 less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +624.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.8%
Contains more Potassium +499.6%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Copper +792.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 101% 58% 60% 139% 35% 22% 158%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +624.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.8%
Contains more Potassium +499.6%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Copper +792.5%

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 A +543%
Contains more Vitamin C +468.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +704.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Equal in Folate - 23
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 78% 0% 0% 340% 49% 89% 69% 29% 74% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +543%
Contains more Vitamin C +468.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +704.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Equal in Folate - 23

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 Sun-dried tomato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Sun-dried tomato Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 17.53g Sun-dried tomato
Protein 1.21g 5.06g Sun-dried tomato
Fats 0.32g 14.08g Sun-dried tomato
Carbs 3.11g 23.33g Sun-dried tomato
Calories 17kcal 213kcal Sun-dried tomato
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g g Sun-dried tomato
Fiber 1g 5.8g Sun-dried tomato
Calcium 16mg 47mg Sun-dried tomato
Iron 0.37mg 2.68mg Sun-dried tomato
Magnesium 18mg 81mg Sun-dried tomato
Phosphorus 38mg 139mg Sun-dried tomato
Potassium 261mg 1565mg Sun-dried tomato
Sodium 8mg 266mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.78mg Sun-dried tomato
Copper 0.053mg 0.473mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin A 200IU 1286IU Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.9mg 101.8mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.193mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.383mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 3.63mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.479mg Sun-dried tomato
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.319mg Sun-dried tomato
Folate 24µg 23µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.037mg Sun-dried tomato
Threonine 0.029mg 0.128mg Sun-dried tomato
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.121mg Sun-dried tomato
Leucine 0.071mg 0.185mg Sun-dried tomato
Lysine 0.067mg 0.186mg Sun-dried tomato
Methionine 0.018mg 0.044mg Sun-dried tomato
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.131mg Sun-dried tomato
Valine 0.054mg 0.13mg Sun-dried tomato
Histidine 0.026mg 0.077mg Sun-dried tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 1.893g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 8.663g Sun-dried tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 2.06g Sun-dried tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Zucchini Sun-dried tomato
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
62
Sun-dried tomato
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
73
Sun-dried tomato

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
30%
Sun-dried tomato
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
23%
Sun-dried tomato
Fats
1%
Zucchini
65%
Sun-dried tomato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.809g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sun-dried tomato
Sun-dried tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sun-dried tomato
Sun-dried tomato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sun-dried tomato
Sun-dried tomato 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. Sun-dried tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169384/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.