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Pumpkin vs. Cucumber — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pumpkin and Cucumber?

  • Pumpkin is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, yet Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Pumpkin's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 47% more.
  • Pumpkin has 35 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. While Pumpkin has 1.06mg of Vitamin E , Cucumber has only 0.03mg.

We used Pumpkin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +31.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +209.8%
Contains more Manganese +58.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Selenium - 0.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 30% 9% 19% 30% 1% 9% 43% 17% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Contains more Calcium +31.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +209.8%
Contains more Manganese +58.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Selenium - 0.3

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pumpkin
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +8007.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Choline +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1390.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 511% 22% 0% 30% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 12% 0% 5% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Contains more Vitamin A +8007.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3433.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Choline +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1390.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +79.1%
Contains more Other +110.5%
Equal in Fats - 0.11
Equal in Water - 95.23
7% 92%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.6 g
Other: 0.8 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +79.1%
Contains more Other +110.5%
Equal in Fats - 0.11
Equal in Water - 95.23

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +160%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +540%
74% 19% 7%
Saturated Fat: 0.052 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.005 g
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +160%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +540%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pumpkin Cucumber
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 6g 3.13g Pumpkin
Protein 1g 0.65g Pumpkin
Fats 0.1g 0.11g Cucumber
Carbs 6.5g 3.63g Pumpkin
Calories 26kcal 15kcal Pumpkin
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 2.76g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 0.5g
Calcium 21mg 16mg Pumpkin
Iron 0.8mg 0.28mg Pumpkin
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 44mg 24mg Pumpkin
Potassium 340mg 147mg Pumpkin
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pumpkin
Zinc 0.32mg 0.2mg Pumpkin
Copper 0.127mg 0.041mg Pumpkin
Manganese 0.125mg 0.079mg Pumpkin
Selenium 0.3µg 0.3µg
Vitamin A 8513IU 105IU Pumpkin
Vitamin A RAE 426µg 5µg Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.06mg 0.03mg Pumpkin
Vitamin C 9mg 2.8mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.027mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.033mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.098mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B5 0.298mg 0.259mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.04mg Pumpkin
Folate 16µg 7µg Pumpkin
Choline 8.2mg 6mg Pumpkin
Vitamin K 1.1µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.005mg Pumpkin
Threonine 0.029mg 0.019mg Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.031mg 0.021mg Pumpkin
Leucine 0.046mg 0.029mg Pumpkin
Lysine 0.054mg 0.029mg Pumpkin
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.019mg Pumpkin
Valine 0.035mg 0.022mg Pumpkin
Histidine 0.016mg 0.01mg Pumpkin
Saturated Fat 0.052g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.005g Pumpkin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.005g 0.032g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pumpkin Cucumber
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Pumpkin
8%
Cucumber
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Pumpkin
8%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.