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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Copper +361%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
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" 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 C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
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 Vitamin K +153.7%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +620%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
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 Vitamin K +153.7%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274

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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Garden asparagus

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

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Cucumber Garden asparagus
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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 15 20 Garden asparagus
Protein 0.65 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.11 0.12 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 2.8 5.6 Garden asparagus
Net carbs 3.130000114440918 1.7799999713897705 Cucumber
Carbs 3.63 3.88 Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 16 24 Garden asparagus
Potassium 147 202 Garden asparagus
Magnesium 13 14 Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.67 1.88 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.1 Garden asparagus
Copper 0.041 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.2 0.54 Garden asparagus
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 52 Garden asparagus
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 105 756 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 0.03 1.13 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.274 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.091 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folate 7 52 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.04 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0 Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.05 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.005 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.019 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.021 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.029 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.029 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.006 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.075 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.022 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.01 0.049 Garden asparagus
Fructose 0.87 1 Garden asparagus

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. 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.