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Cucumber vs. Pimiento — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Pimiento different?

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, while Pimiento is higher in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Pimiento covers your daily need of Vitamin C 91% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber contains 2 times more Magnesium than Pimiento. Cucumber contains 13mg of Magnesium, while Pimiento contains 6mg.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Pimento, canned types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Manganese +16.5%
Equal in Potassium - 158
Equal in Zinc - 0.19
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 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17% 12% 2%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Manganese +16.5%
Equal in Potassium - 158
Equal in Zinc - 0.19

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 B1 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2490%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin C +2932.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +437.5%
Equal in Choline - 6.3
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 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 4% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2490%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin C +2932.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +437.5%
Equal in Choline - 6.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +69.2%
Contains more Fats +172.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.5%
Equal in Water - 93.1
Equal in Other - 0.4
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +69.2%
Contains more Fats +172.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.5%
Equal in Water - 93.1
Equal in Other - 0.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +403.1%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +403.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber Pimiento
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
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 3.2g Pimiento
Protein 0.65g 1.1g Pimiento
Fats 0.11g 0.3g Pimiento
Carbs 3.63g 5.1g Pimiento
Calories 15kcal 23kcal Pimiento
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 2.71g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.9g Pimiento
Calcium 16mg 6mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 13mg 6mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 17mg Cucumber
Potassium 147mg 158mg Pimiento
Sodium 2mg 14mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.19mg Cucumber
Copper 0.041mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Manganese 0.079mg 0.092mg Pimiento
Selenium 0.3µg 0.2µg Cucumber
Vitamin A 105IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 133µg Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin C 2.8mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.017mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.06mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 7µg 6µg Cucumber
Choline 6mg 6.3mg Pimiento
Vitamin K 16.4µg 8.3µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.019mg 0.04mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Leucine 0.029mg 0.058mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.029mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.006mg 0.013mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.034mg Pimiento
Valine 0.022mg 0.046mg Pimiento
Histidine 0.01mg 0.022mg Pimiento
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.045g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.02g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Pimiento
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
43%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
13%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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

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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.