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Alfalfa seeds vs. Pickled cucumber — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Alfalfa seeds and Pickled cucumber

  • Alfalfa seeds have more Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Folate, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Copper, and Manganese, however, Pickled cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Pickled cucumber's daily need coverage for Sodium is 52% more.
  • Alfalfa seeds contain 46 times more Zinc than Pickled cucumber. Alfalfa seeds contain 0.92mg of Zinc, while Pickled cucumber contains 0.02mg.
  • Alfalfa seeds contain less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Pickles, cucumber, sour.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +575%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Potassium +243.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +4500%
Contains more Copper +84.7%
Contains more Manganese +1609.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 15% 3% 6% 3% 158% 1% 29% 2% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +575%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Potassium +243.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +4500%
Contains more Copper +84.7%
Contains more Manganese +1609.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1381.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.8%
Contains more Folate +3500%
Contains more Choline +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +54.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 4% 0% 3% 0% 3% 3% 1% 0% 2% 118%
Contains more Vitamin C +720%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1381.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.8%
Contains more Folate +3500%
Contains more Choline +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +54.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1109.1%
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Other +682.5%
Equal in Carbs - 2.26
Equal in Water - 94.08
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
2% 94% 3%
Protein: 0.33 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 2.26 g
Water: 94.08 g
Other: 3.13 g
Contains more Protein +1109.1%
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Other +682.5%
Equal in Carbs - 2.26
Equal in Water - 94.08

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1766.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +404.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.6%
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
38% 2% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.052 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.081 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1766.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +404.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Alfalfa seeds Pickled cucumber
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Pickled cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 1.06g Pickled cucumber
Protein 3.99g 0.33g Alfalfa seeds
Fats 0.69g 0.2g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 2.1g 2.26g Pickled cucumber
Calories 23kcal 11kcal Alfalfa seeds
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g 1.06g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 1.9g 1.2g Alfalfa seeds
Calcium 32mg 0mg Alfalfa seeds
Iron 0.96mg 0.4mg Alfalfa seeds
Magnesium 27mg 4mg Alfalfa seeds
Phosphorus 70mg 14mg Alfalfa seeds
Potassium 79mg 23mg Alfalfa seeds
Sodium 6mg 1208mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.92mg 0.02mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.157mg 0.085mg Alfalfa seeds
Manganese 0.188mg 0.011mg Alfalfa seeds
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A 155IU 191IU Pickled cucumber
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 10µg Pickled cucumber
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.09mg Pickled cucumber
Vitamin C 8.2mg 1mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.01mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 0mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B5 0.563mg 0.038mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.009mg Alfalfa seeds
Folate 36µg 1µg Alfalfa seeds
Choline 14.4mg 3.6mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg 47µg Pickled cucumber
Tryptophan 0.003mg Pickled cucumber
Threonine 0.134mg 0.009mg Alfalfa seeds
Isoleucine 0.143mg 0.01mg Alfalfa seeds
Leucine 0.267mg 0.014mg Alfalfa seeds
Lysine 0.214mg 0.014mg Alfalfa seeds
Methionine 0.003mg Pickled cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Pickled cucumber
Valine 0.145mg 0.011mg Alfalfa seeds
Histidine 0.005mg Pickled cucumber
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.052g Pickled cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.003g Alfalfa seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 0.081g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alfalfa seeds Pickled cucumber
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Alfalfa seeds
11%
Pickled cucumber
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
21%
Pickled cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pickled cucumber
Pickled cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 1202mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients
  2. Pickled cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169379/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.