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Cucumber vs. Jalapeño — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Jalapeño

  • Jalapeño is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 129% higher.
  • Cucumber contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Manganese +22.8%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Manganese +22.8%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 26

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Choline +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Choline +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +40%
Contains more Fats +236.4%
Contains more Carbs +79.1%
Contains more Other +39.5%
Equal in Water - 91.69
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
Contains more Protein +40%
Contains more Fats +236.4%
Contains more Carbs +79.1%
Contains more Other +39.5%
Equal in Water - 91.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +480%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +480%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +94.7%
Contains more Fructose +202.3%
33% 30% 35%
Starch: 0.83 g
Sucrose: 0.03 g
Glucose: 0.76 g
Fructose: 0.87 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
36% 64%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 1.48 g
Fructose: 2.63 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +94.7%
Contains more Fructose +202.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber Jalapeño
Rich in minerals 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 price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 3.7g Jalapeño
Protein 0.65g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.11g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 3.63g 6.5g Jalapeño
Calories 15kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 1.67g 4.12g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 16mg 12mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 0.25mg Cucumber
Magnesium 13mg 15mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 24mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 147mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 2mg 3mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.14mg Cucumber
Copper 0.041mg 0.046mg Jalapeño
Manganese 0.079mg 0.097mg Jalapeño
Selenium 0.3µg 0.4µg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 105IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 54µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.03mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 2.8mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 7µg 27µg Jalapeño
Choline 6mg 7.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin K 16.4µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg Cucumber
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.092g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Jalapeño
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
59%
Jalapeño
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
9%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.