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Chinese cabbage vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chinese cabbage and Cucumber

  • Cucumber contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Iron than Chinese cabbage.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 47% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 45 times less Vitamin A than Chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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 Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2

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 +1507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4155.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +410.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +385%
Contains more Vitamin K +177.4%
Contains more Folate +842.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
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 +1507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4155.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +410.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +385%
Contains more Vitamin K +177.4%
Contains more Folate +842.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.3%

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
56
Chinese cabbage
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
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
9%
Chinese cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Cucumber

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.
Chinese cabbage Cucumber
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage 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

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Cucumber Opinion
Calories 13 15 Cucumber
Protein 1.5 0.65 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.11 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 2.8 Chinese cabbage
Net carbs 1.1799999475479126 3.130000114440918 Cucumber
Carbs 2.18 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.28 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105 16 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 147 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 13 Chinese cabbage
Sugar 1.18 1.67 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1 0.5 Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.021 0.041 Cucumber
Zinc 0.19 0.2 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 37 24 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 4468 105 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 0.03 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.027 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.033 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.098 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.04 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 16.4 Chinese cabbage
Folate 66 7 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.037 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 0.005 Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 0.032 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 0.005 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.019 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 0.021 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 0.029 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 0.029 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 0.006 Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.019 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 0.022 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 0.01 Chinese cabbage
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.