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Zucchini vs Truffle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Zucchini and Truffle

  • Truffle is higher than Zucchini in Fiber, Selenium, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium.
  • Truffle covers your daily Fiber needs 276% more than Zucchini.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Fungi, Cloud ears, dried.

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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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Contains less Sodium -77.1%
Contains more Iron +1489.2%
Contains more Calcium +893.8%
Contains more Potassium +188.9%
Contains more Magnesium +361.1%
Contains more Copper +245.3%
Contains more Zinc +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +384.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 221% 48% 67% 60% 61% 37% 79% 5%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%
Contains more Iron +1489.2%
Contains more Calcium +893.8%
Contains more Potassium +188.9%
Contains more Magnesium +361.1%
Contains more Copper +245.3%
Contains more Zinc +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +384.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +797.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1289.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 195% 118% 29% 26% 0% 0% 29%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +797.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1289.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +58.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Zucchini
33
Truffle
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
72
Truffle

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 the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
56%
Truffle
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
73%
Truffle
Fats
1%
Zucchini
3%
Truffle

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Zucchini Truffle
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Truffle
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Truffle
Truffle contains less Sugars (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Truffle
Truffle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
Truffle
Truffle is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Truffle
Truffle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Truffle Opinion
Calories 17 284 Truffle
Protein 1.21 9.25 Truffle
Fats 0.32 0.73 Truffle
Vitamin C 17.9 0 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 73.01 Truffle
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 5.88 Truffle
Calcium 16 159 Truffle
Potassium 261 754 Truffle
Magnesium 18 83 Truffle
Sugars 2.5 Truffle
Fiber 1 70.1 Truffle
Copper 0.053 0.183 Truffle
Zinc 0.32 1.32 Truffle
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 184 Truffle
Sodium 8 35 Zucchini
Vitamin A 200 0 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.015 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.844 Truffle
Vitamin B3 0.451 6.267 Truffle
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.481 Truffle
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.112 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Zucchini
Folate 24 38 Truffle
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 Truffle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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 of 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. Truffle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168581/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.