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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.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 60% more.
  • Red cabbage has 11 times more Vitamin A than Cucumber. While Red cabbage has 56µg of Vitamin A, 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 Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +181.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Copper +141.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
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 C +1935.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +962.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
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 Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
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 +1935.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +962.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
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 Vitamin K +132.9%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.2%

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 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

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Red cabbage 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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Cucumber Opinion
Calories 31 15 Red cabbage
Protein 1.43 0.65 Red cabbage
Fats 0.16 0.11 Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57 2.8 Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.269999980926514 3.130000114440918 Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37 3.63 Red cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.28 Red cabbage
Calcium 45 16 Red cabbage
Potassium 243 147 Red cabbage
Magnesium 16 13 Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 2.1 0.5 Red cabbage
Copper 0.017 0.041 Cucumber
Zinc 0.22 0.2 Red cabbage
Starch 0 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 30 24 Red cabbage
Sodium 27 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 1116 105 Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11 0.03 Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.064 0.027 Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.033 Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418 0.098 Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.04 Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 38.2 16.4 Red cabbage
Folate 18 7 Red cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.037 Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.005 Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08 0.032 Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012 0.005 Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039 0.019 Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034 0.021 Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046 0.029 Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049 0.029 Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014 0.006 Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.019 Red cabbage
Valine 0.048 0.022 Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024 0.01 Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48 0.87 Red cabbage

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.