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Carrot vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Cucumber different?

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Potassium than Cucumber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 92% higher.
  • Carrot contains 22 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. While Carrot contains 0.66mg of Vitamin E , Cucumber contains only 0.03mg.
  • Cucumber has less Sugar.

Carrots, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +117.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Copper - 0.041
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +117.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Copper - 0.041

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
Carrot
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +15810.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +15810.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259

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
98
Carrot
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Carrot
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.
Carrot Cucumber
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carrot 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 is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot 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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.037 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Cucumber Opinion
Calories 41 15 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.65 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.11 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 2.8 Carrot
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 3.130000114440918 Carrot
Carbs 9.58 3.63 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.28 Carrot
Calcium 33 16 Carrot
Potassium 320 147 Carrot
Magnesium 12 13 Cucumber
Sugar 4.74 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 2.8 0.5 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.041 Carrot
Zinc 0.24 0.2 Carrot
Starch 1.43 0.83 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 24 Carrot
Sodium 69 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 16706 105 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.03 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.027 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.033 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.098 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.259 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 19 7 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.037
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.005 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.032 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.005 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.019 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.021 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.029 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.029 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.019 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.022 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.01 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.