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Lettuce vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 0.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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.
Lettuce Cucumber
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Cucumber
Low Calories diet Equal
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
85
Lettuce
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
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
:
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%

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
8%
Lettuce
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Lettuce
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 Lettuce Cucumber Opinion
Calories 15 15
Protein 1.36 0.65 Lettuce
Fats 0.15 0.11 Lettuce
Vitamin C 9.2 2.8 Lettuce
Carbs 2.87 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.28 Lettuce
Calcium 36 16 Lettuce
Potassium 194 147 Lettuce
Magnesium 13 13
Sugars 0.78 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.3 0.5 Lettuce
Copper 0.029 0.041 Cucumber
Zinc 0.18 0.2 Cucumber
Starch 0 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 29 24 Lettuce
Sodium 28 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 7405 105 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.03 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.027 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.033 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.098 Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.04 Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 16.4 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.037 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.005 Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.032 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 0.005 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 0.019 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 0.021 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.029 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 0.029 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 0.006 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.019 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 0.022 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 0.01 Lettuce
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