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Cucumber vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cucumber and Napa cabbage

  • Cucumber has less Folate, Copper, Iron, and Manganese.
  • Napa cabbage contains 2 times less Potassium than Cucumber. Cucumber contains 147mg of Potassium, while Napa cabbage contains 87mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +69%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Iron +164.3%
Contains more Copper +134.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +69%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.3%
Contains more Iron +164.3%
Contains more Copper +134.1%

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 B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +640%
Contains more Vitamin A +150.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.5%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +640%
Contains more Vitamin A +150.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.5%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 2.23g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.11g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 3.63g 2.23g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 12kcal Cucumber
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 0.5g g Cucumber
Calcium 16mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.28mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 13mg 8mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 19mg Cucumber
Potassium 147mg 87mg Cucumber
Sodium 2mg 11mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.14mg Cucumber
Copper 0.041mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 105IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.03mg mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 3.2mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.025mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.035mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.037mg Cucumber
Folate 7µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cucumber Napa cabbage
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.