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Peppers vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Peppers and Cucumber

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B1.
  • Peppers covers your daily Vitamin C needs 266% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber contains 23 times less Vitamin E than Peppers. Peppers contain 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Cucumber contains 0.03mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, green, 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
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Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Copper +324.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Copper +324.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 +8560.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1022.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +595%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 18%
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 +8560.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1022.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +595%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.7%

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
90
Peppers
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
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
12%
Peppers
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Peppers
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.
Peppers Cucumber
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppers 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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 3.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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 Peppers Cucumber Opinion
Calories 40 15 Peppers
Protein 2 0.65 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.11 Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5 2.8 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 3.63 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.28 Peppers
Calcium 18 16 Peppers
Potassium 340 147 Peppers
Magnesium 25 13 Peppers
Sugars 5.1 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.5 0.5 Peppers
Copper 0.174 0.041 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.2 Peppers
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 46 24 Peppers
Sodium 7 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 1179 105 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.03 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.027 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.033 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.098 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.04 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 23 7 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.037 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.032 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.005 Peppers
Threonine 0.074 0.019 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065 0.021 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.029 Peppers
Lysine 0.089 0.029 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.006 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.019 Peppers
Valine 0.084 0.022 Peppers
Histidine 0.041 0.01 Peppers
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.