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Cucumber vs. Garden asparagus — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cucumber and Garden asparagus?

  • Cucumber has less Iron, Vitamin K, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E , Fiber, and Vitamin B3 than Garden asparagus.
  • Garden asparagus's daily need coverage for Iron is 23% higher.

We used Cucumber, with peel, raw and Asparagus, raw types in this comparison.

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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 more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +666.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 2
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 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63% 21% 13%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +666.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +898%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.5%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Contains more Choline +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +153.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274
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 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 9% 105%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +898%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.5%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Contains more Choline +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +153.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +238.5%
Contains more Other +52.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.12
Equal in Carbs - 3.88
Equal in Water - 93.22
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
2% 4% 93%
Protein: 2.2 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 3.88 g
Water: 93.22 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Protein +238.5%
Contains more Other +52.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.12
Equal in Carbs - 3.88
Equal in Water - 93.22

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.04
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
44% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.04

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +16.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +666.7%
Contains more Fructose +14.9%
33% 30% 35%
Starch: 0.83 g
Sucrose: 0.03 g
Glucose: 0.76 g
Fructose: 0.87 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
12% 35% 53%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.23 g
Glucose: 0.65 g
Fructose: 1 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +16.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +666.7%
Contains more Fructose +14.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Garden asparagus Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 1.78g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 2.2g Garden asparagus
Fats 0.11g 0.12g Garden asparagus
Carbs 3.63g 3.88g Garden asparagus
Calories 15kcal 20kcal Garden asparagus
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.67g 1.88g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 2.1g Garden asparagus
Calcium 16mg 24mg Garden asparagus
Iron 0.28mg 2.14mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 13mg 14mg Garden asparagus
Phosphorus 24mg 52mg Garden asparagus
Potassium 147mg 202mg Garden asparagus
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.2mg 0.54mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.041mg 0.189mg Garden asparagus
Manganese 0.079mg 0.158mg Garden asparagus
Selenium 0.3µg 2.3µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 105IU 756IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 38µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 0.03mg 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5.6mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.143mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.141mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.978mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.274mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.091mg Garden asparagus
Folate 7µg 52µg Garden asparagus
Choline 6mg 16mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin K 16.4µg 41.6µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.019mg 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.029mg 0.128mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.029mg 0.104mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.006mg 0.031mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.022mg 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.01mg 0.049mg Garden asparagus
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.04g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.05g Garden asparagus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Garden asparagus
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
28%
Garden asparagus
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
25%
Garden asparagus

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.