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Cucumber vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Pea different?

  • Pea has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6 than Cucumber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pea is 41% higher.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Peas, green, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
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Pea
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Zinc +520%
Contains more Copper +329.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Zinc +520%
Contains more Copper +329.3%

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149%
Contains more Vitamin A +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2032.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.5%
Contains more Folate +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +51.2%
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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149%
Contains more Vitamin A +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2032.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.5%
Contains more Folate +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +51.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Pea Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 8.75g Pea
Protein 0.65g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.11g 0.4g Pea
Carbs 3.63g 14.45g Pea
Calories 15kcal 81kcal Pea
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 0.39g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 5.67g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 5.7g Pea
Calcium 16mg 25mg Pea
Iron 0.28mg 1.47mg Pea
Magnesium 13mg 33mg Pea
Phosphorus 24mg 108mg Pea
Potassium 147mg 244mg Pea
Sodium 2mg 5mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 1.24mg Pea
Copper 0.041mg 0.176mg Pea
Vitamin A 105IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.13mg Pea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.104mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.169mg Pea
Folate 7µg 65µg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.019mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.029mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.029mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.006mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.022mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.01mg 0.107mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.071g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.187g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
14%
Pea
Fats
1%
Cucumber
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.