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Cucumber vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cucumber and Ginger

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, while Ginger has more Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 21% higher.
  • Ginger contains 164 times less Vitamin K than Cucumber. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Ginger contains 0.1µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Ginger root, 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 -84.6%
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +665.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +665.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034

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 Ginger
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 0.65g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.11g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 3.63g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 15kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 1.7g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 2g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.28mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 13mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 24mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 147mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 2mg 13mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.041mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.025mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.203mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 7µg 11µg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 0.1µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.019mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.029mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.029mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.006mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.022mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.01mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.203g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Ginger
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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Cucumber
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.166g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.