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Vegetable vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Vegetable and Cucumber different?

  • Vegetable has more Vitamin A, Fiber, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin K than Cucumber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Vegetable is 23% higher.
  • Vegetable contains 9 times more Fiber than Cucumber. While Vegetable contains 4.4g of Fiber, Cucumber contains only 0.5g.

Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Cucumber, with peel, raw are the varieties used 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 Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +192.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Zinc +145%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +192.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Zinc +145%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%

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 +3973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
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 +3973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 8.69g 3.13g Vegetable
Protein 2.86g 0.65g Vegetable
Fats 0.15g 0.11g Vegetable
Carbs 13.09g 3.63g Vegetable
Calories 65kcal 15kcal Vegetable
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 3.12g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 4.4g 0.5g Vegetable
Calcium 25mg 16mg Vegetable
Iron 0.82mg 0.28mg Vegetable
Magnesium 22mg 13mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 51mg 24mg Vegetable
Potassium 169mg 147mg Vegetable
Sodium 35mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.49mg 0.2mg Vegetable
Copper 0.083mg 0.041mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 4277IU 105IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.03mg Vegetable
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 2.8mg Vegetable
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.027mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.033mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851mg 0.098mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.04mg Vegetable
Folate 19µg 7µg Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.5µg 16.4µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029mg 0.005mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.115mg 0.019mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.021mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.19mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.17mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.034mg 0.006mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12mg 0.019mg Vegetable
Valine 0.149mg 0.022mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.073mg 0.01mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.031g 0.037g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.005g Vegetable
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g 0.032g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Vegetable 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
36
Vegetable
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
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
17%
Vegetable
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Vegetable
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.