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Cucumber vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Carrot 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.
  • Cucumber has less Sugar.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Carrots, 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 less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +117.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +117.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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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9
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin K +24.2%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273
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 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.2%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273

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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Carrot

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 Carrot
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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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Carrot
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 Cucumber Carrot Opinion
Calories 15 41 Carrot
Protein 0.65 0.93 Carrot
Fats 0.11 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 2.8 5.9 Carrot
Carbs 3.63 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.3 Carrot
Calcium 16 33 Carrot
Potassium 147 320 Carrot
Magnesium 13 12 Cucumber
Sugar 1.67 4.74 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.041 0.045 Carrot
Zinc 0.2 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0.83 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 24 35 Carrot
Sodium 2 69 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.03 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 13.2 Cucumber
Folate 7 19 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.037
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.005 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.019 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.021 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.029 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.029 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.006 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.022 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.01 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.87 0.55 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.