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Garlic vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Garlic and Cucumber

  • Garlic has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, however Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Garlic covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 92% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber has 47 times less Selenium than Garlic. Garlic has 14.2µg of Selenium, while Cucumber has 0.3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Garlic, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Iron +507.1%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +537.5%
Contains more Potassium +172.8%
Contains more Zinc +480%
Contains more Copper +629.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Iron +507.1%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +537.5%
Contains more Potassium +172.8%
Contains more Zinc +480%
Contains more Copper +629.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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
Garlic
7
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Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1014.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2987.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +864.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
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 E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1014.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2987.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +864.7%

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.
Garlic 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 price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 3.13g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 0.65g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.11g Garlic
Carbs 33.06g 3.63g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 15kcal Garlic
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1g 1.67g Garlic
Fiber 2.1g 0.5g Garlic
Calcium 181mg 16mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 0.28mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 13mg Garlic
Phosphorus 153mg 24mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 147mg Garlic
Sodium 17mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 1.16mg 0.2mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.041mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.03mg Garlic
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 2.8mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.027mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.033mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.098mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.259mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.04mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 7µg Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.005mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.019mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.021mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.029mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.029mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.006mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.019mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.022mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.01mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.032g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garlic 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
43
Garlic
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
4%
Cucumber
Fats
2%
Garlic
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.