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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, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Manganese, and Potassium, however Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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 Iron +117.9%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Copper +268.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +117.9%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Copper +268.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 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 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 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

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Sweet potato Cucumber
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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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Cucumber Opinion
Calories 86 15 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.65 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.11 Cucumber
Vitamin C 2.4 2.8 Cucumber
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 3.130000114440918 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 3.63 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.28 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 16 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 147 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 13 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 3 0.5 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.041 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.2 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 0.83 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 24 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 14187 105 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.03 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.027 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.033 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.098 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.259 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 11 7 Sweet potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.037 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.005 Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.032 Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.031 0.005 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.019 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.021 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.029 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.029 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.006 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.019 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.022 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.01 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 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. 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.