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Red cabbage vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Red cabbage and Cucumber?

  • Red cabbage is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 60% more.
  • Red cabbage has 11 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cucumber. While Red cabbage has 56µg of Vitamin A RAE, Cucumber has only 5µg.

We used Cabbage, red, 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 Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2

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 +962.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1935.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
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 +962.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1935.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 3.13g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 0.65g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.11g Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 3.63g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 15kcal Red cabbage
Starch 0g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 1.48g 0.87g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 2.1g 0.5g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 16mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.28mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 13mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 24mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 147mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.22mg 0.2mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.041mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 1116IU 105IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.03mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 57mg 2.8mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.027mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.033mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.098mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.04mg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 7µg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 16.4µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.005mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg 0.019mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.021mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg 0.029mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.029mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.006mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.019mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg 0.022mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg 0.01mg Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.037g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.005g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.032g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage 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
39
Red cabbage
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
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
9%
Red cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
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)

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.