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Cucumber vs Pumpkin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cucumber and Pumpkin?

  • Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K, yet Pumpkin is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Pumpkin's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 47% more.
  • Cucumber has 15 times more Vitamin K than Pumpkin. While Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, Pumpkin has only 1.1µg.

We used Cucumber, with peel, raw and Pumpkin, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +31.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +209.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 30% 9% 19% 30% 1% 9% 43%
Contains more Calcium +31.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +209.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 K +1390.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +8007.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
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 511% 22% 0% 30% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 12% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1390.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +8007.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Pumpkin Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 6g Pumpkin
Protein 0.65g 1g Pumpkin
Fats 0.11g 0.1g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 6.5g Pumpkin
Calories 15kcal 26kcal Pumpkin
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 2.76g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 0.5g
Calcium 16mg 21mg Pumpkin
Iron 0.28mg 0.8mg Pumpkin
Magnesium 13mg 12mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 44mg Pumpkin
Potassium 147mg 340mg Pumpkin
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pumpkin
Zinc 0.2mg 0.32mg Pumpkin
Copper 0.041mg 0.127mg Pumpkin
Vitamin A 105IU 8513IU Pumpkin
Vitamin E 0.03mg 1.06mg Pumpkin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 9mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.05mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.11mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.6mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.298mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.061mg Pumpkin
Folate 7µg 16µg Pumpkin
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 1.1µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.012mg Pumpkin
Threonine 0.019mg 0.029mg Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.031mg Pumpkin
Leucine 0.029mg 0.046mg Pumpkin
Lysine 0.029mg 0.054mg Pumpkin
Methionine 0.006mg 0.011mg Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.032mg Pumpkin
Valine 0.022mg 0.035mg Pumpkin
Histidine 0.01mg 0.016mg Pumpkin
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.052g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.013g Pumpkin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.005g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Pumpkin
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
55
Pumpkin
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
18
Pumpkin

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
6%
Pumpkin
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
7%
Pumpkin
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Pumpkin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.