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Cucumber vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cucumber and Sweet potato

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however Sweet potato has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 78% more.
  • Cucumber has 9 times more Vitamin K than Sweet potato. Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Sweet potato has 1.8µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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 less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +268.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +268.3%

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 C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +811.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +13411.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
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 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +811.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +13411.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +57.1%

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 Sweet potato
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Sweet potato Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 17.12g Sweet potato
Protein 0.65g 1.57g Sweet potato
Fats 0.11g 0.05g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 20.12g Sweet potato
Calories 15kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Starch 0.83g 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.87g 0.7g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 4.18g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 3g Sweet potato
Calcium 16mg 30mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.28mg 0.61mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 13mg 25mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 24mg 47mg Sweet potato
Potassium 147mg 337mg Sweet potato
Sodium 2mg 55mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.041mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 105IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 2.4mg Cucumber
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.557mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Folate 7µg 11µg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 1.8µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.019mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.029mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.029mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.006mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.022mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.01mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.001g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.014g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Sweet potato
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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
21
Sweet potato

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Sweet potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.