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Pea vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pea and Cucumber different?

  • Pea has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6 than Cucumber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pea is 41% higher.
  • Pea contains 21 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. While Pea contains 2.09mg of Vitamin B3, Cucumber contains only 0.098mg.

Peas, green, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw are the varieties 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
Pea
7
:
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +329.3%
Contains more Zinc +520%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +425%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +329.3%
Contains more Zinc +520%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Pea
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2032.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +51.2%
Contains more Folate +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2032.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +51.2%
Contains more Folate +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Pea
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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 the food
Protein
33%
Pea
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
4%
Cucumber
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pea Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea 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?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pea Cucumber Opinion
Calories 81 15 Pea
Protein 5.42 0.65 Pea
Fats 0.4 0.11 Pea
Vitamin C 40 2.8 Pea
Carbs 14.45 3.63 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 0.28 Pea
Calcium 25 16 Pea
Potassium 244 147 Pea
Magnesium 33 13 Pea
Sugars 5.67 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 5.7 0.5 Pea
Copper 0.176 0.041 Pea
Zinc 1.24 0.2 Pea
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 108 24 Pea
Sodium 5 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 765 105 Pea
Vitamin E 0.13 0.03 Pea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.266 0.027 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132 0.033 Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09 0.098 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.169 0.04 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.8 16.4 Pea
Folate 65 7 Pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.071 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035 0.005 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187 0.032 Pea
Tryptophan 0.037 0.005 Pea
Threonine 0.203 0.019 Pea
Isoleucine 0.195 0.021 Pea
Leucine 0.323 0.029 Pea
Lysine 0.317 0.029 Pea
Methionine 0.082 0.006 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2 0.019 Pea
Valine 0.235 0.022 Pea
Histidine 0.107 0.01 Pea
Fructose 0.39 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.