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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, 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 than Cucumber. Lettuce contains 370µg of Vitamin A, 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 Iron +207.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Copper +41.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
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 C +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
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 Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Folate +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 31% 445% 5% 0% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 0% 316% 29%
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 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +6952.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
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 Vitamin K +670.1%
Contains more Folate +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Cucumber
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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