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Cucumber vs Sauerkraut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Sauerkraut

  • Sauerkraut is richer than Cucumber in Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Sauerkraut is 29% higher.
  • Cucumber contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids.

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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 Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains more Copper +134.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Zinc - 0.19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 9% 15% 10% 32% 6% 9% 87%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.6%
Contains more Copper +134.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
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" 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 A +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
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 49% 2% 3% 0% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 0% 33% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Folate +242.9%

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
13
Sauerkraut
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
28
Sauerkraut

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
5%
Sauerkraut
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
4%
Sauerkraut
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Sauerkraut

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

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Cucumber Sauerkraut
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 minerals?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 659mg)
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 - $0.6)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Sauerkraut Opinion
Calories 15 19 Sauerkraut
Protein 0.65 0.91 Sauerkraut
Fats 0.11 0.14 Sauerkraut
Vitamin C 2.8 14.7 Sauerkraut
Net carbs 3.130000114440918 1.3799999952316284 Cucumber
Carbs 3.63 4.28 Sauerkraut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 1.47 Sauerkraut
Calcium 16 30 Sauerkraut
Potassium 147 170 Sauerkraut
Magnesium 13 13
Sugar 1.67 1.78 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 2.9 Sauerkraut
Copper 0.041 0.096 Sauerkraut
Zinc 0.2 0.19 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 20 Cucumber
Sodium 2 661 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 18 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 0.14 Sauerkraut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.021 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.022 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.143 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.093 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.13 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 13 Cucumber
Folate 7 24 Sauerkraut
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.034 Sauerkraut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.013 Sauerkraut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.067 Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.005 0.008 Sauerkraut
Threonine 0.019 0.025 Sauerkraut
Isoleucine 0.021 0.021
Leucine 0.029 0.029
Lysine 0.029 0.031 Sauerkraut
Methionine 0.006 0.009 Sauerkraut
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.023 Sauerkraut
Valine 0.022 0.03 Sauerkraut
Histidine 0.01 0.016 Sauerkraut
Fructose 0.87 0.04 Cucumber

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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.