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Endive vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Endive and Cucumber different?

  • Endive is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Iron, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Endive covers your daily need of Vitamin K 179% more than Cucumber.
  • Endive contains 22 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cucumber. Endive contains 108µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

Endive, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +113.6%
Contains more Zinc +295%
Contains more Copper +141.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 32% 11% 12% 28% 3% 22% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +113.6%
Contains more Zinc +295%
Contains more Copper +141.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%

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
Endive
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +1963.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.5%
Contains more Folate +1928.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1308.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 131% 9% 0% 22% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 107% 0% 578%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +1963.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.5%
Contains more Folate +1928.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1308.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%

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.
Endive Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Endive Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 0.25g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 1.25g 0.65g Endive
Fats 0.2g 0.11g Endive
Carbs 3.35g 3.63g Cucumber
Calories 17kcal 15kcal Endive
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 0.25g 1.67g Endive
Fiber 3.1g 0.5g Endive
Calcium 52mg 16mg Endive
Iron 0.83mg 0.28mg Endive
Magnesium 15mg 13mg Endive
Phosphorus 28mg 24mg Endive
Potassium 314mg 147mg Endive
Sodium 22mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.79mg 0.2mg Endive
Copper 0.099mg 0.041mg Endive
Vitamin A 2167IU 105IU Endive
Vitamin E 0.44mg 0.03mg Endive
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.5mg 2.8mg Endive
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.027mg Endive
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0.033mg Endive
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.098mg Endive
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0.259mg Endive
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.04mg Cucumber
Folate 142µg 7µg Endive
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 231µg 16.4µg Endive
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.005mg
Threonine 0.05mg 0.019mg Endive
Isoleucine 0.072mg 0.021mg Endive
Leucine 0.098mg 0.029mg Endive
Lysine 0.063mg 0.029mg Endive
Methionine 0.014mg 0.006mg Endive
Phenylalanine 0.053mg 0.019mg Endive
Valine 0.063mg 0.022mg Endive
Histidine 0.023mg 0.01mg Endive
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.048g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.005g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.032g Endive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Endive Cucumber
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
79
Endive
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
19
Endive
8
Cucumber

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
8%
Endive
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Endive
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Endive
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Endive
Endive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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)

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. Endive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168412/nutrients
  2. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.