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Sweet potato vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Sweet potato and Cucumber

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Manganese, and Potassium, however Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 78% more.
  • Sweet potato has 6 times more Fiber than Cucumber. Sweet potato has 3g of Fiber, while Cucumber has 0.5g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +268.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +268.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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 +13411.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +811.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +13411.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.5%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +811.1%

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.
Sweet potato 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 Sweet potato Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 3.13g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.65g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.11g Cucumber
Carbs 20.12g 3.63g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 15kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g 0.83g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 4.18g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 3g 0.5g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 16mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.28mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 13mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 24mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 147mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.3mg 0.2mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.041mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 105IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 2.8mg Cucumber
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.027mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.033mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.098mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.259mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.04mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 7µg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.005mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.019mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.021mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.006mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.019mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.022mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.01mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.037g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.005g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.032g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
85
Sweet potato
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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%
Sweet potato
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.