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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 more Zinc +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +61.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
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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7
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%

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 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

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Cucumber Tomato
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?
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 - 17)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.