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Cucumber vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cucumber and Shallot

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Iron, Fiber, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 23% more.
  • Cucumber has 21 times more Vitamin K than Shallot. Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Shallot has 0.8µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Shallots, 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
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Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +127.2%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +114.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +127.2%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +114.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%

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 +2525%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +762.5%
Contains more Folate +385.7%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin A +2525%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +1950%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +762.5%
Contains more Folate +385.7%

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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Shallot

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

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Cucumber Shallot
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
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 - 9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Shallot Opinion
Calories 15 72 Shallot
Protein 0.65 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.11 0.1 Cucumber
Vitamin C 2.8 8 Shallot
Carbs 3.63 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 16 37 Shallot
Potassium 147 334 Shallot
Magnesium 13 21 Shallot
Sugar 1.67 7.87 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.041 0.088 Shallot
Zinc 0.2 0.4 Shallot
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 60 Shallot
Sodium 2 12 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 4 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 0.04 Shallot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.02 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.2 Shallot
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 0.8 Cucumber
Folate 7 34 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.014 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.039 Shallot
Tryptophan 0.005 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.019 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.021 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.029 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.029 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.006 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.022 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.01 0.043 Shallot
Fructose 0.87 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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.