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Broccoli vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broccoli and Cucumber

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Broccoli covers your daily Vitamin C needs 96% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber contains 9 times less Folate than Broccoli. Broccoli contains 63µg of Folate, while Cucumber contains 7µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Broccoli, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%

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 A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +519.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +519.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 3.13g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.65g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.11g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 3.63g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 15kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.68g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.7g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2.6g 0.5g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 16mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.28mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 13mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 24mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 147mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.41mg 0.2mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.041mg Broccoli
Vitamin A 623IU 105IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.03mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 2.8mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.027mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.098mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.259mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.04mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 7µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 16.4µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.005mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.019mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.021mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.029mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.029mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.006mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.019mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.022mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.01mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.032g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
65
Broccoli
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
8
Cucumber

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 food.
Protein
17%
Broccoli
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
4%
Cucumber
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/nutrients
  2. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.