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Brussels sprout vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brussels sprout and Cucumber

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B6, Folate, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Phosphorus than Brussels sprout.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily need of Vitamin K 134% more than Cucumber.
  • Brussels sprout has 30 times more Vitamin C than Cucumber. While Brussels sprout has 85mg of Vitamin C, Cucumber has only 2.8mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Brussels sprouts, 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 +162.5%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.5%
Contains more Potassium +164.6%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Copper +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.5%
Contains more Potassium +164.6%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Copper +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -92%

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 +618.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2935.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +660.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +447.5%
Contains more Folate +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +979.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 +618.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2935.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +660.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +447.5%
Contains more Folate +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +979.3%

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.
Brussels sprout 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 Brussels sprout Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 3.13g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 0.65g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.11g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 3.63g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 15kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.93g 0.87g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 3.8g 0.5g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 16mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 0.28mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 13mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 24mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 147mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.42mg 0.2mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.041mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 105IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.03mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 2.8mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.027mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.033mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.259mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.04mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 7µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 16.4µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.005mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg 0.019mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.021mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.029mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.029mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.006mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.019mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.022mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.01mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.005g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.032g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.