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Cucumber vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cucumber and Broccoli

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Broccoli covers your daily Vitamin C needs 96% more than Cucumber.

Food varieties used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Broccoli, 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 less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%

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 +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +519.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +3085.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +519.5%
Contains more Folate +800%

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
9
Cucumber
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
18
Broccoli

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
4%
Cucumber
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Cucumber
2%
Broccoli

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

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Cucumber Broccoli
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 - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Broccoli Opinion
Calories 15 34 Broccoli
Protein 0.65 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.11 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 2.8 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 3.63 6.64 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 16 47 Broccoli
Potassium 147 316 Broccoli
Magnesium 13 21 Broccoli
Sugar 1.67 1.7 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.041 0.049 Broccoli
Zinc 0.2 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0.83 0 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 66 Broccoli
Sodium 2 33 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.03 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.639 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 7 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.039 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.011 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.038 Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.005 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.019 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.021 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.029 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.029 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.006 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.022 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.01 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.87 0.68 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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.