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Potato vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Potato and Cucumber?

  • Potato is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Manganese, yet Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 20% more.
  • Potato has 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. While Potato has 1.061mg of Vitamin B3, Cucumber has only 0.098mg.

We used Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw types 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
Contains more Iron +189.3%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +168.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +189.3%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +168.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Potato
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +603.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +982.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +645%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5150%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +720%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +603.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +982.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +645%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5150%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +720%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033

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.
Potato Cucumber
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Cucumber Opinion
Calories 77kcal 15kcal Potato
Protein 2.05g 0.65g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.11g Cucumber
Vitamin C 19.7mg 2.8mg Potato
Net carbs 15.39g 3.13g Potato
Carbs 17.49g 3.63g Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.81mg 0.28mg Potato
Calcium 12mg 16mg Cucumber
Potassium 425mg 147mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 13mg Potato
Sugar 0.82g 1.67g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 0.5g Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.041mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.2mg Potato
Starch 15.29g 0.83g Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 24mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 2mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 2IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.03mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.027mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.098mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.259mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.04mg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Folate 15µg 7µg Potato
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.037g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.005g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.032g Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.005mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.019mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.021mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.029mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.029mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.006mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.019mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.022mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.01mg Potato
Fructose 0.26g 0.87g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato Cucumber
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Potato
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Potato
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.