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Cucumber vs Garlic - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cucumber and Garlic

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however Garlic is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Garlic covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 92% more than Cucumber.
  • Garlic has 10 times less Vitamin K than Cucumber. Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Garlic has 1.7µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Garlic, raw.

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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 -88.2%
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Iron +507.1%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +537.5%
Contains more Potassium +172.8%
Contains more Zinc +480%
Contains more Copper +629.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Iron +507.1%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +537.5%
Contains more Potassium +172.8%
Contains more Zinc +480%
Contains more Copper +629.3%

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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Garlic
Contains more Vitamin A +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +864.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1014.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2987.5%
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% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +864.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1014.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2987.5%

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 Garlic
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 price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Garlic Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 30.96g Garlic
Protein 0.65g 6.36g Garlic
Fats 0.11g 0.5g Garlic
Carbs 3.63g 33.06g Garlic
Calories 15kcal 149kcal Garlic
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 1g Garlic
Fiber 0.5g 2.1g Garlic
Calcium 16mg 181mg Garlic
Iron 0.28mg 1.7mg Garlic
Magnesium 13mg 25mg Garlic
Phosphorus 24mg 153mg Garlic
Potassium 147mg 401mg Garlic
Sodium 2mg 17mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 1.16mg Garlic
Copper 0.041mg 0.299mg Garlic
Vitamin A 105IU 9IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.08mg Garlic
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 31.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.11mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.7mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.596mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 1.235mg Garlic
Folate 7µg 3µg Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 1.7µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.066mg Garlic
Threonine 0.019mg 0.157mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.217mg Garlic
Leucine 0.029mg 0.308mg Garlic
Lysine 0.029mg 0.273mg Garlic
Methionine 0.006mg 0.076mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.183mg Garlic
Valine 0.022mg 0.291mg Garlic
Histidine 0.01mg 0.113mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.089g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.011g Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.249g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Garlic
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
43
Garlic
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
46
Garlic

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
38%
Garlic
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
33%
Garlic
Fats
1%
Cucumber
2%
Garlic

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.