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Chinese broccoli vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chinese broccoli and Cucumber

  • Chinese broccoli is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chinese broccoli is 57% higher.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 16 times more Vitamin A than Cucumber. Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, chinese, cooked 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 +100%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +95%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +95%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 +907.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +342.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +417.1%
Contains more Folate +1314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
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 +907.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +342.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +417.1%
Contains more Folate +1314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.9%

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
48
Chinese broccoli
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese broccoli
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
7%
Chinese broccoli
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
4%
Cucumber
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
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 broccoli Cucumber
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Chinese broccoli Cucumber
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.83g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Cucumber Opinion
Calories 22 15 Chinese broccoli
Protein 1.14 0.65 Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.72 0.11 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 28.2 2.8 Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 1.309999942779541 3.130000114440918 Cucumber
Carbs 3.81 3.63 Chinese broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 0.28 Chinese broccoli
Calcium 100 16 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 261 147 Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 18 13 Chinese broccoli
Sugar 0.84 1.67 Chinese broccoli
Fiber 2.5 0.5 Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061 0.041 Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39 0.2 Chinese broccoli
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 41 24 Chinese broccoli
Sodium 7 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 1638 105 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48 0.03 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.027 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146 0.033 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437 0.098 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.159 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.04 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 84.8 16.4 Chinese broccoli
Folate 99 7 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.11 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 0.005 Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33 0.032 Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
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 broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.