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Cucumber vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cucumber and Summer squash?

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, yet Summer squash is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Folate.
  • Summer squash's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% higher.
  • Cucumber has 5 times more Vitamin K than Summer squash. Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Summer squash has 3µg.

We used Cucumber, with peel, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
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 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Folate +314.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 2.25g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 1.21g Summer squash
Fats 0.11g 0.18g Summer squash
Carbs 3.63g 3.35g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 16kcal Summer squash
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 1.67g 2.2g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.1g Summer squash
Calcium 16mg 15mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 0.35mg Summer squash
Magnesium 13mg 17mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 24mg 38mg Summer squash
Potassium 147mg 262mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.2mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.041mg 0.051mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 105IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.12mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.487mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.155mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.218mg Summer squash
Folate 7µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 3µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.011mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.019mg 0.028mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.042mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.029mg 0.069mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.029mg 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.006mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.041mg Summer squash
Valine 0.022mg 0.053mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.01mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.044g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.016g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.089g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Summer squash
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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.