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Ginger vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Ginger and Cucumber

  • Ginger has more Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Fiber, while Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Ginger's daily need coverage for Copper is 21% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 8 times less Vitamin B3 than Ginger. Ginger contains 0.75mg of Vitamin B3, while Cucumber contains 0.098mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, 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 Iron +114.3%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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
Ginger
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +665.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +665.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033

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
Ginger
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
4%
Cucumber
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Cucumber

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

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Ginger Cucumber
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 richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.166g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Cucumber Opinion
Calories 80 15 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.65 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.11 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 2.8 Ginger
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 3.130000114440918 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 3.63 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.28 Ginger
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 415 147 Ginger
Magnesium 43 13 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 2 0.5 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.041 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.2 Ginger
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 34 24 Ginger
Sodium 13 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 0 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.26 0.03 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.027 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.033 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.098 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.04 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 11 7 Ginger
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.005 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.032 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.005 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.019 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.021 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.029 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.029 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.006 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.019 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.022 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.01 Ginger
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.