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Radish vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Radish and Cucumber

  • Radish is richer in Vitamin C, yet Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Radish is 13% higher.
  • Radish contains 4 times more Folate than Cucumber. Radish contains 25µg of Folate, while Cucumber contains 7µg.

Food types used in this article are Radishes, 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
Radish
5
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Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%

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
Radish
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.5%
Contains more Folate +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin K +1161.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
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 +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.5%
Contains more Folate +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin K +1161.5%

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
10
Radish
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
11
Radish
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
4%
Radish
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Radish
1%
Cucumber

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

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Radish 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?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Radish Cucumber Opinion
Calories 16 15 Radish
Protein 0.68 0.65 Radish
Fats 0.1 0.11 Cucumber
Vitamin C 14.8 2.8 Radish
Carbs 3.4 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.28 Radish
Calcium 25 16 Radish
Potassium 233 147 Radish
Magnesium 10 13 Cucumber
Sugar 1.86 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.6 0.5 Radish
Copper 0.05 0.041 Radish
Zinc 0.28 0.2 Radish
Starch 0 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 20 24 Cucumber
Sodium 39 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 7 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0 0.03 Cucumber
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.027 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.033 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254 0.098 Radish
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.04 Radish
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.3 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 25 7 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.037 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.005 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.032 Radish
Tryptophan 0.009 0.005 Radish
Threonine 0.023 0.019 Radish
Isoleucine 0.02 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.031 0.029 Radish
Lysine 0.033 0.029 Radish
Methionine 0.01 0.006 Radish
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.019 Radish
Valine 0.035 0.022 Radish
Histidine 0.013 0.01 Radish
Fructose 0.71 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.