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Cucumber vs. Rutabagas — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cucumber and Rutabagas

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however, Rutabagas are richer in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B1.
  • Rutabagas covers your daily Vitamin C needs 25% more than Cucumber.
  • Rutabagas have 55 times less Vitamin K than Cucumber. Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Rutabagas have 0.3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Rutabagas, 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 less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Copper +28.1%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.8%
Contains more Potassium +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Manganese +65.8%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
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 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11% 18% 4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Copper +28.1%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.8%
Contains more Potassium +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Manganese +65.8%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%

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 +5150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +792.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Choline +135%
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 1% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 8% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +792.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Choline +135%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +66.2%
Contains more Fats +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +137.5%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Equal in Water - 89.43
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.08 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 8.62 g
Water: 89.43 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Protein +66.2%
Contains more Fats +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +137.5%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Equal in Water - 89.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -27%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
19% 18% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -27%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +107.5%
Contains more Sucrose +1666.7%
Contains more Glucose +202.6%
Contains more Fructose +85.1%
Contains more Maltose +100%
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
8% 11% 47% 33%
Starch: 0.4 g
Sucrose: 0.53 g
Glucose: 2.3 g
Fructose: 1.61 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.02 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +107.5%
Contains more Sucrose +1666.7%
Contains more Glucose +202.6%
Contains more Fructose +85.1%
Contains more Maltose +100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber Rutabagas
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Rutabagas Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 6.32g Rutabagas
Protein 0.65g 1.08g Rutabagas
Fats 0.11g 0.16g Rutabagas
Carbs 3.63g 8.62g Rutabagas
Calories 15kcal 37kcal Rutabagas
Starch 0.83g 0.4g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 1.61g Rutabagas
Sugar 1.67g 4.46g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 2.3g Rutabagas
Calcium 16mg 43mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.28mg 0.44mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 13mg 20mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 24mg 53mg Rutabagas
Potassium 147mg 305mg Rutabagas
Sodium 2mg 12mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.24mg Rutabagas
Copper 0.041mg 0.032mg Cucumber
Manganese 0.079mg 0.131mg Rutabagas
Selenium 0.3µg 0.7µg Rutabagas
Vitamin A 105IU 2IU Cucumber
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 0µg Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.3mg Rutabagas
Vitamin C 2.8mg 25mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.09mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.04mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.7mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.16mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.1mg Rutabagas
Folate 7µg 21µg Rutabagas
Choline 6mg 14.1mg Rutabagas
Vitamin K 16.4µg 0.3µg Cucumber
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 0.027g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.025g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.088g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Rutabagas
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
15%
Rutabagas
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
13%
Rutabagas

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.