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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 Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +182.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +451.2%
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 E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.6%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.13g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.65g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.11g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.63g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 15kcal Ginger
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.7g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2g 0.5g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.6mg 0.28mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 13mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 24mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 147mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.34mg 0.2mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.041mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.03mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 2.8mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.033mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.098mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.04mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 7µg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.005mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.019mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.021mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.029mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.029mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.006mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.019mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.022mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.01mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.005g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.032g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
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

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 - 11)
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.

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.