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Summer squash vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Summer squash and Cucumber?

  • Summer squash is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Folate, yet Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Summer squash's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% higher.
  • Summer squash has 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Cucumber. Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, while Cucumber has 0.04mg.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +25%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Potassium +78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Sodium - 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 +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +446.7%

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
Summer squash
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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.
Summer squash Cucumber
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

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Summer squash 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 glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Cucumber Opinion
Calories 16 15 Summer squash
Protein 1.21 0.65 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.11 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 2.8 Summer squash
Carbs 3.35 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.28 Summer squash
Calcium 15 16 Cucumber
Potassium 262 147 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 13 Summer squash
Sugar 2.2 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.1 0.5 Summer squash
Copper 0.051 0.041 Summer squash
Zinc 0.29 0.2 Summer squash
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 38 24 Summer squash
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 200 105 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.027 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.033 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.098 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.04 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 29 7 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.032 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.005 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.019 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 0.021 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 0.029 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.029 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.006 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.019 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 0.022 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 0.01 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 0.87 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.