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Garden asparagus vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 0.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Garden asparagus Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus Cucumber
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
28
Garden asparagus
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
16
Garden asparagus
6
Cucumber

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 more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +898%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +153.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +898%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +153.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259

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
13%
Garden asparagus
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
1%
Cucumber

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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 Garden asparagus Cucumber Opinion
Calories 20 15 Garden asparagus
Protein 2.2 0.65 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12 0.11 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 5.6 2.8 Garden asparagus
Carbs 3.88 3.63 Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 0.28 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 16 Garden asparagus
Potassium 202 147 Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14 13 Garden asparagus
Sugars 1.88 1.67 Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1 0.5 Garden asparagus
Copper 0.189 0.041 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.2 Garden asparagus
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 52 24 Garden asparagus
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 756 105 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13 0.03 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.027 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.033 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.098 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.259 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.04 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 16.4 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.005 Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.032 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027 0.005 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 0.019 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075 0.021 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128 0.029 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 0.029 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 0.006 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.019 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115 0.022 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 0.01 Garden asparagus
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