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Cucumber vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Tomato

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, yet Tomato is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Tomato is 12% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 2 times more Vitamin K than Tomato. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Tomato contains 7.9µg.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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 Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 2.69g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 0.88g Tomato
Fats 0.11g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 3.63g 3.89g Tomato
Calories 15kcal 18kcal Tomato
Starch 0.83g 0g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 1.67g 2.63g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.2g Tomato
Calcium 16mg 10mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 0.27mg Cucumber
Magnesium 13mg 11mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 24mg
Potassium 147mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 2mg 5mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.17mg Cucumber
Copper 0.041mg 0.059mg Tomato
Vitamin A 105IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.037mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.089mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.08mg Tomato
Folate 7µg 15µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 7.9µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine 0.019mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.018mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg 0.025mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.022mg 0.018mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
10
Tomato

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%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.