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Cucumber vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Wakame

  • Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K, yet Wakame is richer in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Calcium and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Wakame is 57% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 3 times more Vitamin K than Wakame. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Wakame contains 5.3µg.
  • Cucumber contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, raw and Seaweed, wakame, 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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Wakame
Contains more Potassium +194%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Calcium +837.5%
Contains more Magnesium +723.1%
Contains more Copper +592.7%
Contains more Zinc +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Contains more Potassium +194%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Calcium +837.5%
Contains more Magnesium +723.1%
Contains more Copper +592.7%
Contains more Zinc +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%

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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8
Wakame
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin K +209.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +597%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1532.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.1%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Equal in Vitamin C - 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 10% 22% 20% 0% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 0% 14% 147%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin K +209.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +597%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1532.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.1%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Cucumber
29
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
58
Wakame

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 the food
Protein
4%
Cucumber
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
9%
Wakame
Fats
1%
Cucumber
3%
Wakame

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cucumber Wakame
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Wakame
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 contains less Sugars?
Wakame
Wakame contains less Sugars (difference - 1.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 870mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cucumber Wakame Opinion
Calories 15 45 Wakame
Protein 0.65 3.03 Wakame
Fats 0.11 0.64 Wakame
Vitamin C 2.8 3 Wakame
Carbs 3.63 9.14 Wakame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 2.18 Wakame
Calcium 16 150 Wakame
Potassium 147 50 Cucumber
Magnesium 13 107 Wakame
Sugars 1.67 0.65 Wakame
Fiber 0.5 0.5
Copper 0.041 0.284 Wakame
Zinc 0.2 0.38 Wakame
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 80 Wakame
Sodium 2 872 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 360 Wakame
Vitamin E 0.03 1 Wakame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.06 Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.23 Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.098 1.6 Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.697 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.002 Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 5.3 Cucumber
Folate 7 196 Wakame
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.13 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.058 Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.218 Wakame
Tryptophan 0.005 0.035 Wakame
Threonine 0.019 0.165 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.021 0.087 Wakame
Leucine 0.029 0.257 Wakame
Lysine 0.029 0.112 Wakame
Methionine 0.006 0.063 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.112 Wakame
Valine 0.022 0.209 Wakame
Histidine 0.01 0.015 Wakame
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.