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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
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Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
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 C +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
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 Vitamin K +519.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
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 Vitamin K +519.5%
Contains more Folate +800%

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

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.
Broccoli Cucumber
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (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)

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

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.