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Cucumber vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Chinese broccoli

  • Chinese broccoli is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chinese broccoli is 57% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked.

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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 -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +95%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.8%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +95%
Contains more Copper +48.8%

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 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin C +907.1%
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 Folate +1314.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +417.1%
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 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin C +907.1%
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 Folate +1314.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +417.1%

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 Chinese broccoli
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Chinese broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 1.31g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.11g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.63g 3.81g Chinese broccoli
Calories 15kcal 22kcal Chinese broccoli
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 0.5g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 16mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.28mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 13mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Phosphorus 24mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 147mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 2mg 7mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.041mg 0.061mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 105IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.437mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.159mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.07mg Chinese broccoli
Folate 7µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.11g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.33g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Chinese broccoli
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
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
17
Chinese 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
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Cucumber
3%
Chinese broccoli

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)

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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.