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Cucumber vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Cabbage

  • 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.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Cabbage, 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
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Contains more Copper +115.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Copper +115.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
Equal in Phosphorus - 26

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 B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
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 Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 98
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 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
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 Vitamin K +363.4%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 98

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Cucumber
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
10
Cabbage

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 the food
Protein
4%
Cucumber
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cucumber Cabbage
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Cabbage
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 contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cucumber Cabbage Opinion
Calories 15 25 Cabbage
Protein 0.65 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.11 0.1 Cucumber
Vitamin C 2.8 36.6 Cabbage
Carbs 3.63 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 16 40 Cabbage
Potassium 147 170 Cabbage
Magnesium 13 12 Cucumber
Sugars 1.67 3.2 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.041 0.019 Cucumber
Zinc 0.2 0.18 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 0 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 26 Cabbage
Sodium 2 18 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 98 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.04 Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.234 Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.212 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.124 Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 76 Cabbage
Folate 7 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.034 Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.017 Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005 0.011 Cabbage
Threonine 0.019 0.035 Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.021 0.03 Cabbage
Leucine 0.029 0.041 Cabbage
Lysine 0.029 0.044 Cabbage
Methionine 0.006 0.012 Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.032 Cabbage
Valine 0.022 0.042 Cabbage
Histidine 0.01 0.022 Cabbage
Fructose 0.87 1.45 Cabbage

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.