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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.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 129% higher.
  • Cucumber contains less Sugars.

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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
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" 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 C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
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 Vitamin K +12.8%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
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 Vitamin K +12.8%
Contains more Folate +285.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Cucumber
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
10
Jalapeño

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 the food
Protein
4%
Cucumber
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Cucumber
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cucumber Jalapeño
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cucumber Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 15 29 Jalapeño
Protein 0.65 0.91 Jalapeño
Fats 0.11 0.37 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 2.8 118.6 Jalapeño
Carbs 3.63 6.5 Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.25 Cucumber
Calcium 16 12 Cucumber
Potassium 147 248 Jalapeño
Magnesium 13 15 Jalapeño
Sugars 1.67 4.12 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.8 Jalapeño
Copper 0.041 0.046 Jalapeño
Zinc 0.2 0.14 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 26 Jalapeño
Sodium 2 3 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 1078 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.03 3.58 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.04 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.07 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.098 1.28 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.315 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.419 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 18.5 Jalapeño
Folate 7 27 Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.092 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.029 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.112 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
Fructose 0.87 2.63 Jalapeño

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. 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.