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Summer squash vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 0.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
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)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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.
Summer squash Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Summer squash 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
16
Summer squash
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Summer squash
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 +25%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%

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%
Summer squash
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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 Summer squash Cucumber Opinion
Calories 16 15 Summer squash
Protein 1.21 0.65 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.11 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 2.8 Summer squash
Carbs 3.35 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.28 Summer squash
Calcium 15 16 Cucumber
Potassium 262 147 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 13 Summer squash
Sugars 2.2 1.67 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 0.5 Summer squash
Copper 0.051 0.041 Summer squash
Zinc 0.29 0.2 Summer squash
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 38 24 Summer squash
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 200 105 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.027 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.033 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.098 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.04 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 16.4 Cucumber
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.032 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.005 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.019 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 0.021 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 0.029 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.029 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.006 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.019 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 0.022 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 0.01 Summer squash
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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