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Cucumber vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Winter melon different?

  • Winter melon is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B2.
  • Winter melon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 11% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber contains 25 times more Potassium than Winter melon. Cucumber contains 147mg of Potassium, while Winter melon contains 6mg.
  • Cucumber is lower in Sodium.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw types were used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +205%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 0.1g Cucumber
Protein 0.65g 0.4g Cucumber
Fats 0.11g 0.2g Winter melon
Carbs 3.63g 3g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 13kcal Cucumber
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g g Winter melon
Fiber 0.5g 2.9g Winter melon
Calcium 16mg 19mg Winter melon
Iron 0.28mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 19mg Cucumber
Potassium 147mg 6mg Cucumber
Sodium 2mg 111mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.041mg 0.023mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 13mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.04mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.133mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.035mg Cucumber
Folate 7µg 5µg Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.002mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg 0.009mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg 0.003mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.087g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Winter melon
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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.