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Cassava vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cassava and Cucumber different?

  • Cassava is higher in Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Fiber, however Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cassava is 20% higher.
  • Cassava contains 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. While Cassava contains 0.854mg of Vitamin B3, Cucumber contains only 0.098mg.

Cassava, 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 Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Iron - 0.28

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 +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +635.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +763.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
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 +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +635.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +763.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cassava Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 3.13g Cassava
Protein 1.36g 0.65g Cassava
Fats 0.28g 0.11g Cassava
Carbs 38.06g 3.63g Cassava
Calories 160kcal 15kcal Cassava
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.7g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 1.8g 0.5g Cassava
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.27mg 0.28mg Cucumber
Magnesium 21mg 13mg Cassava
Phosphorus 27mg 24mg Cassava
Potassium 271mg 147mg Cassava
Sodium 14mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.34mg 0.2mg Cassava
Copper 0.1mg 0.041mg Cassava
Vitamin A 13IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.03mg Cassava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.6mg 2.8mg Cassava
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.027mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.033mg Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 0.098mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.04mg Cassava
Folate 27µg 7µg Cassava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.005mg Cassava
Threonine 0.028mg 0.019mg Cassava
Isoleucine 0.027mg 0.021mg Cassava
Leucine 0.039mg 0.029mg Cassava
Lysine 0.044mg 0.029mg Cassava
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.019mg Cassava
Valine 0.035mg 0.022mg Cassava
Histidine 0.02mg 0.01mg Cassava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.005g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.032g Cassava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cassava 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
14
Cassava
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
14
Cassava
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%
Cassava
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Cassava
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cassava
Cassava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.