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Lettuce vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lettuce and Cucumber different?

  • Lettuce is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Manganese, Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Lettuce covers your daily need of Vitamin K 92% more than Cucumber.
  • Lettuce contains 74 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cucumber. Lettuce contains 370µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

Lettuce, green leaf, 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 +125%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
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 +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lettuce Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 1.57g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 1.36g 0.65g Lettuce
Fats 0.15g 0.11g Lettuce
Carbs 2.87g 3.63g Cucumber
Calories 15kcal 15kcal
Starch 0g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.43g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 0.78g 1.67g Lettuce
Fiber 1.3g 0.5g Lettuce
Calcium 36mg 16mg Lettuce
Iron 0.86mg 0.28mg Lettuce
Magnesium 13mg 13mg
Phosphorus 29mg 24mg Lettuce
Potassium 194mg 147mg Lettuce
Sodium 28mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.18mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.029mg 0.041mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 7405IU 105IU Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.03mg Lettuce
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.2mg 2.8mg Lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.027mg Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.033mg Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375mg 0.098mg Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.134mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.04mg Lettuce
Folate 38µg 7µg Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 126.3µg 16.4µg Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.005mg Lettuce
Threonine 0.059mg 0.019mg Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084mg 0.021mg Lettuce
Leucine 0.079mg 0.029mg Lettuce
Lysine 0.084mg 0.029mg Lettuce
Methionine 0.016mg 0.006mg Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055mg 0.019mg Lettuce
Valine 0.07mg 0.022mg Lettuce
Histidine 0.022mg 0.01mg Lettuce
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.037g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.005g Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082g 0.032g Lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Cucumber
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
75
Lettuce
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lettuce
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%
Lettuce
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Lettuce
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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)

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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.