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Cucumber vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Cassava different?

  • Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K, however Cassava is richer in Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cassava is 20% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 9 times more Vitamin K than Cassava. While Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, Cassava contains only 1.9µg.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Cassava, 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 -85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Iron - 0.27

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 A +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +763.2%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +763.2%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Cassava
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
9
Cucumber
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
14
Cassava

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
38%
Cassava
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Cassava

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients
  2. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.