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Cucumber vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Radish

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, yet Radish is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Radish is 13% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 13 times more Vitamin K than Radish. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Radish contains 1.3µg.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Radishes, 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
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +22%
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% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +22%

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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Radish
Contains more Vitamin A +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin K +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.5%
Contains more Folate +257.1%
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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin K +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.5%
Contains more Folate +257.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Radish Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 1.8g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 0.68g Radish
Fats 0.11g 0.1g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 3.4g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 16kcal Radish
Starch 0.83g 0g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 0.71g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 1.86g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.6g Radish
Calcium 16mg 25mg Radish
Iron 0.28mg 0.34mg Radish
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 20mg Cucumber
Potassium 147mg 233mg Radish
Sodium 2mg 39mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.28mg Radish
Copper 0.041mg 0.05mg Radish
Vitamin A 105IU 7IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 14.8mg Radish
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.012mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.039mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.254mg Radish
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.165mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.071mg Radish
Folate 7µg 25µg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 1.3µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.009mg Radish
Threonine 0.019mg 0.023mg Radish
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.02mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg 0.031mg Radish
Lysine 0.029mg 0.033mg Radish
Methionine 0.006mg 0.01mg Radish
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.036mg Radish
Valine 0.022mg 0.035mg Radish
Histidine 0.01mg 0.013mg Radish
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.017g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.048g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Radish
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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
11
Radish

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
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
3%
Radish
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.