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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
:
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.7%
Contains more Magnesium +184.6%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.8%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.7%
Contains more Magnesium +184.6%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.8%
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 C +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
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 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
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 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 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

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Maize 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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.