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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage contains 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +556.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
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 A +4155.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +1507.1%
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 Folate +842.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +177.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
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 +4155.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +1507.1%
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 Folate +842.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +177.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.3%

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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 1.5g 0.65g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.11g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 3.63g Cucumber
Calories 13kcal 15kcal Cucumber
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.18g 1.67g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 0.5g Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105mg 16mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.28mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 13mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 24mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 147mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.19mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.021mg 0.041mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 4468IU 105IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.03mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 2.8mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.027mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.033mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.098mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.04mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 7µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 16.4µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.005mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.019mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.021mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.029mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.029mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.006mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.019mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.022mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.01mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.037g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.005g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.032g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage 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
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

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)

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.