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Cucumber vs. Endive — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Endive different?

  • Endive is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Iron, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Endive covers your daily need of Vitamin K 179% more than Cucumber.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Endive, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +113.6%
Contains more Zinc +295%
Contains more Copper +141.5%
Contains more Manganese +431.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 32% 11% 12% 28% 3% 22% 33% 55% 2%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +113.6%
Contains more Zinc +295%
Contains more Copper +141.5%
Contains more Manganese +431.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Endive
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +1963.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.5%
Contains more Folate +1928.6%
Contains more Choline +180%
Contains more Vitamin K +1308.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 131% 9% 0% 22% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 107% 0% 10% 578%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +1963.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.5%
Contains more Folate +1928.6%
Contains more Choline +180%
Contains more Vitamin K +1308.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +92.3%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Other +271.1%
Equal in Carbs - 3.35
Equal in Water - 93.79
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
3% 94%
Protein: 1.25 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3.35 g
Water: 93.79 g
Other: 1.41 g
Contains more Protein +92.3%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Other +271.1%
Equal in Carbs - 3.35
Equal in Water - 93.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +171.9%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
35% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.048 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.087 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +171.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber Endive
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Endive Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 0.25g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 1.25g Endive
Fats 0.11g 0.2g Endive
Carbs 3.63g 3.35g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 17kcal Endive
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 0.25g Endive
Fiber 0.5g 3.1g Endive
Calcium 16mg 52mg Endive
Iron 0.28mg 0.83mg Endive
Magnesium 13mg 15mg Endive
Phosphorus 24mg 28mg Endive
Potassium 147mg 314mg Endive
Sodium 2mg 22mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.79mg Endive
Copper 0.041mg 0.099mg Endive
Manganese 0.079mg 0.42mg Endive
Selenium 0.3µg 0.2µg Cucumber
Vitamin A 105IU 2167IU Endive
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 108µg Endive
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.44mg Endive
Vitamin C 2.8mg 6.5mg Endive
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.08mg Endive
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.075mg Endive
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.4mg Endive
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.9mg Endive
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.02mg Cucumber
Folate 7µg 142µg Endive
Choline 6mg 16.8mg Endive
Vitamin K 16.4µg 231µg Endive
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.005mg
Threonine 0.019mg 0.05mg Endive
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.072mg Endive
Leucine 0.029mg 0.098mg Endive
Lysine 0.029mg 0.063mg Endive
Methionine 0.006mg 0.014mg Endive
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.053mg Endive
Valine 0.022mg 0.063mg Endive
Histidine 0.01mg 0.023mg Endive
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.048g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.004g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.087g Endive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Endive
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
74%
Endive
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
21%
Endive

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Endive
Endive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients
  2. Endive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168412/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.