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Jalapeño vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Jalapeño and Cucumber

  • Jalapeño is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 129% higher.
  • Jalapeño contains 119 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. Jalapeño contains 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Cucumber contains 0.03mg.
  • Cucumber contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Peppers, jalapeno, 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
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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 +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
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 +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.8%

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.
Jalapeño Cucumber
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
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3.13g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 0.65g Jalapeño
Fats 0.37g 0.11g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 3.63g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 15kcal Jalapeño
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 2.63g 0.87g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2.8g 0.5g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 16mg Cucumber
Iron 0.25mg 0.28mg Cucumber
Magnesium 15mg 13mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 26mg 24mg Jalapeño
Potassium 248mg 147mg Jalapeño
Sodium 3mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.14mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.046mg 0.041mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 1078IU 105IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.03mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 2.8mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.027mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.033mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.098mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.259mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 7µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 16.4µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.005g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.032g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño 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
64
Jalapeño
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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
5%
Jalapeño
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
4%
Cucumber
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.