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Tomato vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tomato and Cucumber

  • Tomato is richer in Vitamin C, yet Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Tomato is 12% higher.
  • Tomato contains 18 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. Tomato contains 0.54mg of Vitamin E , while Cucumber contains 0.03mg.

Food types used in this article are Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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 Potassium +61.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Potassium +61.2%
Contains more Copper +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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
Tomato
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 0.88g 0.65g Tomato
Fats 0.2g 0.11g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 3.63g Tomato
Calories 18kcal 15kcal Tomato
Starch 0g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 1.37g 0.87g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 1.2g 0.5g Tomato
Calcium 10mg 16mg Cucumber
Iron 0.27mg 0.28mg Cucumber
Magnesium 11mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 24mg
Potassium 237mg 147mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.17mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.059mg 0.041mg Tomato
Vitamin A 833IU 105IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.03mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 2.8mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.027mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.098mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.04mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 7µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.005mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg 0.019mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.025mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.027mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.019mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.014mg 0.01mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.037g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.005g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.032g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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
16
Tomato
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.