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Winter melon vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Winter melon and Cucumber different?

  • Winter melon is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Fiber and Vitamin B2.
  • Winter melon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 11% more than Cucumber.
  • Winter melon contains 56 times more Sodium than Cucumber. Winter melon contains 111mg of Sodium, while Cucumber contains 2mg.

Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw types were 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
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Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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 +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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 +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Winter melon
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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 the food
Protein
2%
Winter melon
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Winter melon Cucumber
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon 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 contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Winter melon Cucumber Opinion
Calories 13 15 Cucumber
Protein 0.4 0.65 Cucumber
Fats 0.2 0.11 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 2.8 Winter melon
Carbs 3 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.28 Winter melon
Calcium 19 16 Winter melon
Potassium 6 147 Cucumber
Magnesium 10 13 Cucumber
Sugars 1.67 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 0.5 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.041 Cucumber
Zinc 0.61 0.2 Winter melon
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 19 24 Cucumber
Sodium 111 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 0 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 Cucumber
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.027 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.033 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.098 Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.04 Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 5 7 Cucumber
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.037 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.005 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.032 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.009 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.003 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
Fructose 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.