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Cabbage vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cabbage and Cucumber

  • Cabbage is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 50% higher.
  • Cabbage contains 13 times more Vitamin C than Cucumber. Cabbage contains 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Cucumber contains 2.8mg.

Food types used in this article are Cabbage, 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 +150%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +115.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +115.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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 E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 105
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
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 E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 105

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 3.13g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 0.65g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.11g Cucumber
Carbs 5.8g 3.63g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 15kcal Cabbage
Starch 0g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 1.45g 0.87g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2.5g 0.5g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 16mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.28mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 26mg 24mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 147mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.18mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.019mg 0.041mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 98IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.03mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 2.8mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.027mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.033mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.098mg Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 7µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 16.4µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.005mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.019mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.021mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.029mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.029mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.006mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.019mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.01mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.037g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.005g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.032g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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
35
Cabbage
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
10
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
8%
Cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
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 richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.