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Maize vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Maize and Cucumber

  • Maize has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Folate, Fiber, and Magnesium, however Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Cucumber's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 13% more.
  • Maize has 18 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. Maize has 1.77mg of Vitamin B3, while Cucumber has 0.098mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, 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
Maize
6
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Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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
Maize
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +474.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1706.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.5%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 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 A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +474.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1706.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.5%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%

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.
Maize Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Maize Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 3.13g Maize
Protein 3.27g 0.65g Maize
Fats 1.35g 0.11g Maize
Carbs 18.7g 3.63g Maize
Calories 86kcal 15kcal Maize
Starch 5.7g 0.83g Maize
Fructose 1.94g 0.87g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2g 0.5g Maize
Calcium 2mg 16mg Cucumber
Iron 0.52mg 0.28mg Maize
Magnesium 37mg 13mg Maize
Phosphorus 89mg 24mg Maize
Potassium 270mg 147mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.46mg 0.2mg Maize
Copper 0.054mg 0.041mg Maize
Vitamin A 187IU 105IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.03mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 2.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.027mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.033mg Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 0.098mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.259mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.04mg Maize
Folate 42µg 7µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.005mg Maize
Threonine 0.129mg 0.019mg Maize
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.021mg Maize
Leucine 0.348mg 0.029mg Maize
Lysine 0.137mg 0.029mg Maize
Methionine 0.067mg 0.006mg Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.019mg Maize
Valine 0.185mg 0.022mg Maize
Histidine 0.089mg 0.01mg Maize
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.005g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.032g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize 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
18
Maize
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
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
20%
Maize
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
4%
Cucumber
Fats
6%
Maize
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.288g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.